April 28, 2004
Firm Chairman John Callagy was quoted in an article in the Washington Post regarding the grand larceny case against two former Tyco executives which ended in a mistrial early this month. The article discussed the prospect of a mistrial in the six-month-long case due to a disagreement among jurors regarding claims that one juror did not deliberate in good faith. At the time of publication, legal experts said that the judge could give jurors an Allan charge, designed to force them to explore one another’s positions and to reach a unanimous verdict. Mr. Callagy stated that it would likely be difficult for the juror holding out to back down from her position, since the dispute had become public and that individual had put her integrity on the line.