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mistrial

1. a trial made void because of some error, such as a defect in procedure
2. (in the US) an inconclusive trial, as when a jury cannot agree on a verdict
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The first request for a mistrial came after jurors heard testimony from Huseyin Korkmaz, a former Turkish police officer who said he led an investigation that included Atilla and fled Turkey in fear of retaliation.
Members of the Black Lives Matter movement and other civil rights groups expressed outrage over the second mistrial.
Following the mistrial, the Montgomery County judge agreed Wednesday to a petition filed by several media organizations wanting the names of the jurors released.
Kelly Blackburn, the assistant Montgomery County district attorney trying Reynolds' case, confirmed the mistrial and said that a new trial had been set for Jan.
The plaintiff failed to prove her case before this jury," said Paul Strain, a Venable partner who represented Merck, in a statement after the judge declared the mistrial.
Saline County District Judge Jerome Hellmer declared the mistrial Thursday in the rape trial of defendant Jerry D.
A federal judge rejected a mistrial motion Monday, saying a juror's anti-Iranian comments about a toymaker would not cancel the Iranian toymaker's trial because the remarks were made after the jury reached its decision.
The US military jury in the war crimes trial of Osama bin Laden's driver is to continue deliberations despite the possibility of a mistrial being raised.
A Federal Court judge is expected to hear arguements today (August 4) on MGA Entertainment's motion for a mistrial in the bitter battle between MGA and Mattel over origins of Bratz.
Convicted multiple killer Timothy Joseph McGhee might have received a reprieve on a date with the death penalty Friday when a mistrial was declared in the penalty phase of his trial.
A MISTRIAL was declared in the murder case against Phil Spector when the Los Angeles jury said it was deadlocked 10-2 in favour of convicting the US music producer of killing actress Lana Clarkson, shot in the mouth in 2003.
based human rights group demanded Wednesday that China release a renowned lawyer known for defending political and religious activists and also declare a mistrial for another legal activist working against forced abortions.