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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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In court decisions to date, Baxter has won at trial with 15 plaintiffs in breast implant lawsuits; Baxter has lost two decisions but has not paid any judgments; and there has been one mistrial.
In December 2005, a federal judge in New Orleans declared a mistrial in the first federal trial when that jury was unable to reach a verdict.
The first trial, in 1993, ended in a mistrial but not before generating frenzied media coverage that was retold through TV miniseries, books and late-night talk show jokes.