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References to pork, Jesus lead to retrial


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation/article/references_to_pork_jesus_lead_to_retrial_20110111

References to the trial of Jesus and a pork comment made by a defense lawyer for Cisco Systems during a federal trial have led a judge to grant a new trial. Jurors in Marshall, Texas, last May awarded Commil USA more than $3.7 million in patent infringement damages, though the company asked for $57 million. Commil charged in a motion for a new trial that the remarks and illusions to the trial of Jesus Christ prejudiced the jury in the case, The American Lawyer reported. Judge Charles Everingham IV, who presided over the original trial, on Dec. 29 granted the motion for a new trial.

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