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Samuel L. Jackson reportedly was dismissed as a prospective juror on Thursday in L.A. after he said serving on the case would interfere with his work on a movie.
CNS News reported that the actor wrote a note to L.A. Superior Court Judge Richard Fruin, saying that although it was a “privilege” to be considered as a juror, he is scheduled to begin production work on a movie, continuing into October. Jackson maintained that, in addition to affecting his own job, his jury service would infringe on the finances of multiple other cast- and crewmembers working on the movie.
The case he would have served on involves a woman who is suing Janssen Research & Development, LLC because, she claims, her schizophrenic son died as a subject of a drug study involving Risperdal.
Judge Fruin said he was inclined to grant Jackson’s request, and the case’s attorneys agreed. Following the hearing, Jackson reportedly said he’d love to serve on a jury when he has more time and said his fellow prospective jurors “were a good group of people.”
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