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$ 1161. A physician, who knowingly gives a faise certificate, or makes a false representation, for the purpose of enabling or assisting a person, to be discharged, excused, or erempted from service, as á trial juror in the county of Kings, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
$ 1182. The commissioner of jurors must make a yearly report to the board of supervisors, of all proceedings had before him, or by him in the discharge of his duties; and he must pry over to the county treasurer, at least one in each three months, all money in his hands, which he has received as cominissiouer.
Trial by jury.
2 1163. Clerk to prepare ballots
of jarors for trial, 1164. Clerk to draw ballots, 1145, Mode of drawing ballots. 1106. Persong drawn, etc., to
form the jury. 1167. Ballots drawn, when to
be deposited in a sec
ond box. 1168. Id.; when to be returned
to the first box. 1169. Ballots of absentees, etc.,
to be returned to first
box. 1170. New jury may be drawn
while first is empan
nelled. 1171. When talesmen to be
procured, or ju
drawn from third box. 1172. When talesmen to be pro
cured. 1173. If sheritf is a party, court
may appoint a person
to act for him. 2 1174. Duty of sheriff and of
talesmen. 1175. Jury competent, although
containing none or only some of original
panel. 1176. Two peremptory challen
ges in a civil action. 1177. No challenge allowed be
cause officer drawing
is a party, etc. 1178. No challenge allowed be
cause officer notifying
is a party, etc. 1179. Challenges in penal act.
ions. 1180. Challenges how tried.
Exceptions to and review of the determination of the court, in reference thereto,
$ 1163. At the opening of a term of a court of record at which issues of fact are to be tried by jury, the clerk must cause hallots, uniform, as nearly as may be, in appearance, to be prepared, by writing the name of each person, returned to the term as a trial juror, with his proper additions, on a separate piece of paper. He must roll up or fold each ballot, in the saine manner, as nearly as may be, so as to resemblé the others, and so that the name is not visible. The ballots mrist be deposited in a sufficient box, from which they must be drawn, as prescribed in this article.
$ 1164. When an issue of fact, to be tried by a jury, is brught to trial, the clerk, under the direction of the court, must openly draw, out of the box, as many of the ballots, one alter another, as are sufficient to form a jury.
$ 1165. Before the first ballot is drawn, the box must be closed and well shaken, so as thoroughly to mix the ballots; and the clerk must draw cach ballot, without seeing the name written on any of them, through an aperture, made in the lid of the box, large enough only to admit his hand conveniently.
$ 1166. (Amd 1883.) The first twelve persons who appear, as their names are drawn and called, and approved ás indifferent between the parties, and not discharged or excused, must be sworn, and constitute the jury to try the issue. Persons shall be disqualified from sitting as jurors if related by consanguinity or affinity to a party to the issue in the same cases in which judges are disqualified. The party related to the juror must raise the objection before the ease is opened; but any other party to the issue may raise the objection within six months from the date of verdict.
$1167. The ballots, containing the names of the jurors so sworn, must be then deposited in another box, and there kept, apart from the other ballots, until that jury is discharged.
$ 1168. After that jury is discharged, the ballots containing their names must be again rolled up or folded, as prescribed in section eleven hundred and sixty-three of this act, and returned to the box, from which they were first taken i and the same course must be pursued, as often as an issue is brought to trial by a jury.
$ 1169. The ballot, containing the name of a juror, who is absent, when his name is drawn or called, or is set aside, or excused from serving on that trial, must be again rolled up or folded, in the same manner as before, and returned to the box, containing the undrawn ballots, as soon as the jnry is
$ 1170. If an issue is brought to trial by a jury, while a jury is empannelled in another cause, at the same term, and not then discharged, the court may order a jury, for the trial of that issue, to be drawn out of the box containing the ballots then undrawn; but, in any other case, the ballots, containing the names of all the trial jurors, returned at, and attending the term, must be placed together in the same box, before å jury is drawn therefrom.
$ 1171. [Am'd 1879.), II a sufficient number of jurors, duly drawn and notified, do not attend, or cannot be obtained, to form a trial jury, the court may, in any county except Westchester, direct the sheriff to require the attendance of such a number of talesmen, from the bystanders, or from the county at large, qualified to serve as tral jurors, as it deems sufficient for the purpose. In Westchester counts, the court must direct the sheriif to draw a sufficient number of ballots from the first box, specified in section ten hundred and thirty-eight of this act; if there is not a sufficient number of ballots remaining therein, to draw the residue from the second box, specified in section to hundred and fifty-one of this act. In any other county, except New York and Kings, it may, in its discretion, instead of directing him to require talesmen to attend, lirect him to draw a sufficient number of ballots from the third box, specified in section ten hundred and fifty-two of this act. In either case, the sheriff must notify the persons thus drawn to attend förthwith, or npon a day fixed by the court. Il for any reason a sutficient number of $1172–1179 FORMATION OF THE JURY. jurors to try the issue is not obtained, from the persons notilied, under an order made as prescribed in this section, the court may make another order, or successive orders, until a sutfieient number is obtained ; and in making each order, the court may exercise the same discretion as in making the first order.
$ 1172. In any county, except New York, Kings, or Westchester, the court may also direct the sheriff to require the attendance of such a number of qualified talesmen, for the trial of an issue of fact, as it deems sufficient, where, by reason of one or more juries being empanelled, or for any other reason, no ballot remains undrawn ; or where, in consequence of jurors being set aside, a juror cannot be obtained, for the trial of that issue, from the list of those returned.
$ 1173. If, in a case specified in the last two sections, the sheriff is a party to the issue, the court must appoint a disinterested person, to act in place of the sheriff. For that purpose, the person so appointed possesses all the powers, and is subject to all the duties and liabilities of the sheriff, with respect to the matters specified in those sections,
$ 1174. The sheriff, or person appointed by the court, must notify the requisite number of persons to attend, and make return thereof, as prescribed in section ten hundred and forty-eight of this act ; except that each person must be required to attend forthwith. Each person so notified must attend forthwith, and, unless excused by the court or set aside, must serve as a juror upon the trial. For a neglect or refusal so to do, he may be fined, in the same manner as a trial juror, regularly drawn and notified, as prescribed in this chapter; and he is subject to the same exceptions and challenges, as any other trial juror.
$ 1175. (Amd 1877.] It is not a valid objection to a jury, procured as prescribed in the last four sections, that it contains none of the jurors originally returned to the terın, or is only partially composed of such jurors.
$ 1176. (Amd 1891, 1894.) Upon the trial of an issue of fact, joined in a civil action in a court of record, each party may peremptorily challenge not more than six and in a court not of record, each party may peremptorily challenge not more than three of the persons drawn as jurors for the trial.
§ 1177. It is not a good cause of challenge, to the panel or array of trial jurors, in an action in a court of record, that the officer who drew them is a party to, or interested in the action, or counsel or attorney for, or related to, a party.
§ 1178. It is not a good cause of challenge to the panel or array of tria! jurors, in an action in a court of record, that they were notified to attend by an officer, who is a party to, or interested in, the action, or related to a party ; unless it is alleged in the challenge, and is established, that one or more of the jurors drawn were not notified, and that the omission was intentional.
$ 1179. In a penal action, in a court of record, or not of record, to recover a sum of money, it is not a good cause of challenge to a trial juror, or to an officer who notified the trial jurors, that the juror or the officer is liable to pay taxes, in a city, town, or county, which may be benefited by the recovery.
49 Hun, 396. $ 1180. [.4m'd 1877.] An objection to the qualifications 121N.Y. 112. of a juror is available only upon a challenge. A challenge of
a juror, or a challenge to the panel or array of jurors, must be tried and determined by the court only. Either party may except to the determination, and it may be reviewed, upon a question of fact, or a question of law, or both, as where an issue of fact presented by the pleadings is tried by the court ; except that where one or more exceptions are taken, to the rulings of the court, made after the jury is empanelled, an exception to the determination of a challenge must be heard at the same time ; and the case must contain the matters necessary to present it, upon the facts, or the law, or both.
THE VERDICT. å 1181. Discharge of jury failing
subject to the opinion
of the court, 1182. Plaintitf cannot submit to ê 1186. General and special vernon-suit after jury re
dict defined. tires.
1187. General or special ver1183. In action to recover mon
dict, when rendered ; ey, jury to assess dam.
special finding with ages.
general verdict. 1184. How double, treble, or 1188. Special finding controls increased damages,
general verdict. found and awarded.
1189. Entry of verdict ; subse1185. When verdict to be taken,
quent proceedings. § 1181. Where a jury is empanelled to try an issue, to make an inquiry, or to assess damages, in an action in a court of record, or not of record, or in a special proceeding before an officer, if the jurors cannot agree, after being kept together, for such a time as is deemed reasonable, by the court before which, or the oflicer before whom, they were empanelled, the court or officer may discharge them, and issue a precept for a new jury, or order another jury to be drawn, as the case requires ; and the same proceedings must be had before the new jury, as if it was the jury first empanelled.
& 1182. It is not necessary, in an action in a court of record, to call the plaintiff, when the jurors are about to de. liver their verdict; and the plaintiff, in such an action, cannot submit to a nonsuit, after the cause has been committed to the jury, to consider of the verdict.
$ 1183. In an action to recover a sum of money only, if a verdict is found, either in favor of the plaintiff, or in favor of a defendant, who has set up a counterclaim for a sum of money, the jury must assess the amount of damages. The jury may also, under the direction of the court, assess the amount of the damages, where the court directs judgment for the plaintiff, on the pleadings.
$ 1184. Where double, treble, or other increased damages, are given by statute, single damages only are to be found by the jury ; except in a case where the statute prescribes a different rule. The sum so found must be increased
by the court, and judgment rendered accordingly. 94 N.Y.State $ 1185. [Am'd 1879.) Where, upon the trial of an issue Rep. 662.
by a jury, the case presents only questions of law, the judge 26 App. Div. may direct the jury to render a verdict, subject to the opin
jon of the court. Notwithstanding that such a verdiet las been rendered, the judge holding the trial term may, at the same term, set aside the verdict, and direct judgment to be
entered for either party, with like effect and in like manner, as if such a direction had been given at the trial. An exception to such a direction may be taken as prescribed in section nine hundred and ninety-four of this act.
$ 1186. A general verdict is one, by which the jury pro. 31 Abb. N.C. nounces, generally, upon all or any of the issues, in favor either of the plaintiff, or of the defendant. A special verdict is one, by which the jury finds the facts only, leaving the court to determine, which party is entitled to judgment thereupon.
$ 1187. [Am'd 1895, amendment to take effect January 1, 53 N.Y. Sup1836.] In an action to recover a sum of money only, or real er. Ct. (J. & property, or a chattel, the jury may render a general or spe. 31 Abb. N.o. cial verdict, in its discretion. In any other action, except 447n. where one or more specific questions of fact, stated under 80 Hun, 567. the direction of the court, are tried by a jury, the court may direct the jury to find a special verdict, upon all or any of 22 Misc. 73. the issues. Where the jury finds a general verdict, the court
22 App. Div. may instruct it to find also specially, upon one or more questions of fact, stated in writing. The special verdict or special finding must be in writing; it must be filed with the clerk, and entered in the minutes. When a motion is made to nodsuit the plaintiffs or for the direction of a verdict, the court may, pending the decision of such motion, submit any question of fact raised by the pleadings to the jury or require the jury to assess the damage. After the jury shall have rendered a special verdict upon such submission or shall have assessed the damage, the court may then pass upon the mo. tion to nonsuit or direct such general verdict as either party may be entitled to. On an appeal from the judgment entered upon such nonsuit or general verdict, such special verdict, or general verdict, shall form a part of the record and the appellate division may direct such judgment thereon as either party may be entitled to.