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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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Larian said he found Larson's decision on the mistrial "very disappointing" and MGA's lead attorney, Tom Nolan, said the company will appeal to the 9th U.
Defence lawyers said the instructions were correct but argued that if the judge found otherwise a mistrial should be declared, as changing instructions after deliberations began would be extremely prejudicial to Hamdan.
His autobiographical notebook of gang lyrics, in which he boasted about his crimes, proved vital in the conviction -- which is not affected by the mistrial in the penalty phase.
Partly in response to the Araujo mistrial, California assemblywoman Sally Lieber this year introduced a bill to outlaw the gay panic defense in state criminal cases, changing the definition of "voluntary manslaughter" to prohibit defendants from arguing that they were provoked to kill by the victim's disability, gender, nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.
The case went to trial but ended in a mistrial in June.
The plea came shortly after a mistrial was declared in Molloy's trial, which was in jury selection.
A CALL for a mistrial in a case of three men accused of a gun running racket which was smashed at Coventry Airport has been refused.
The proceedings ended in an uproar and a mistrial after the prosecution petitioned the court to "restrict the defendants from mentioning" topics ranging from U.
After eleven years of pre-trial proceedings and a month and a half of testimony, today's mistrial shows that the plaintiffs failed to convince a jury of their claims," said Murray Garnick, Altria Client Services senior vice president and associate general counsel, speaking on behalf of PM USA.
NEW YORK -- R&B star Ashanti could have to face being questioned by an accused stalker again after a juror's illness prompted a mistrial.
A North Carolina jury found John Edwards not guilty on one count and ruled a mistrial on the five others in his sex scandal cover-up and fraud trial.
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was found guilty on Wednesday and convicted on one count of lying to the FBI, as jurors were deadlocked on the 23 other counts against him, prompting the judge to declare a mistrial on those charges.