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Sopp v. Smith
Supreme Court of California
377 P.2d 649 (Cal. 1963)
The plaintiff brought a negligence suit against the defendant for his role in a car accident. The trial court ruled in favor of the defendant. The plaintiff then filed a motion for a new trial based on a juror’s affidavit stating that the juror went to the scene of the accident after the presentation of the evidence was completed and tested the claims of some of the witnesses. The trial court denied the motion. The plaintiff appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Schauer, J.)
Dissent (Peters, J.)
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