Laudon v. Roberts [2007] O.J. No. 1703 (S.C.J.)

Date of Decision: April 26, 2007

Case Summary:
The Court refused to grant the plaintiff’s motion to strike a jury following an exchange during our cross-examination of a witness where witness inadvertently made reference to the plaintiff’s criminal history including references to arm robbery. Although the trial judge agreed these comments were prejudicial he felt the prejudice was abated by his strong direction that the jury disregard the comments. In the end, the trial judge held our client ought not to lose his fundamental right to a jury on the basis of inadvertent comments made by witness.


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