No Mistrial For “Inapropriate” Comments to Jury Where Corrective Instruction Will Do
Reasons for judgement were published today by the BC Supreme Court, Penticton Registry, denying a mistrial request based on inappropriate closing submissions to a jury.
In today’s case (Johal v. Johal) the Plaintiff was injured in a collision and sued for damages. The court noted that throughout his closing submissions, plaintiff’s counsel made several references to the fact the defendants did not call a case. These included: