Another BLOW For Amber Heard – She Just Keeps Losing!
(LibertySociety.com) – On July 8, actress Amber Heard tried to convince Judge Penney Azcarate to set aside her $10.35 million judgment in the defamation case against her. Just like in the trial, it didn’t go her way.
The defendant claimed Juror 15 did not belong in the courtroom for the duration of her trial with actor Johnny Depp. Apparently, the duty summons sent to the man’s address was originally intended for his father, with whom he shares a name. The judge was not buying it and refused.
Virginia Judge Rejects Amber Heard’s Bid to Toss $10.35 Million Judgment in Johnny Depp Defamation Casehttps://t.co/ftCUn1Uzwb
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Heard and her attorneys filed a motion saying the mix-up robbed the actress of her due process, but the court disagreed. Judge Azcarate of the Fairfax County Circuit Court said Juror 15 was “vetted” by both legal teams, sat for the entire trial, followed their oath and instructions, and was eligible to serve.
The judge also pointed out the actress’ attorneys could clearly see the party in question was not born in 1945 but never raised the issue during the selection panel process. They had ample opportunity to object to him but failed to do so. Azcarate found there was no grounds for a mistrial and said Heard still has to pay Depp the full amount.
Do you think the court made the correct decision in this case, or do you feel Heard should have gotten a new trial?
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