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Another update from Breen:
It’s 2 p.m. and still no word from the jury. Everyone has stepped outside, explored the cafeteria, and made several trips down the hall and back. Anticipations of a quick decision are beginning to fade as the afternoon wears on. Are the members of the jury working out the fine points of a complex damages award or are they simply trying to determine on which side a preponderance of the evidence falls?
Skimming old newspapers, case documents and well-worn paperbacks, the hopeful plaintiffs and their attorneys wait in the empty courtroom.