Verdicts, Settlements and Judgments
Elizabeth C. Moran
Colorado Supreme Court
After a jury verdict for the gastroenterologist, the trial court ordered a new trial based upon the court’s post-verdict conversations with jurors concerning the verdict. The Colorado Supreme Court granted our petition for original proceeding, and ultimately reversed the trial court’s order for new trial and remanded for reinstatement of the verdict for the doctor. The Court unanimously ruled that, under C.R.E. 606(b) evidence of statements by jurors regarding the basis for their verdict were inadmissible to overturn the verdict.