January 18, 2007
Reported by Associated Press
Is the Saints-Bears playoff game Sunday sufficient grounds to bench a trial scheduled to start on the day after the gridiron brawl?
Orleans Parish Civil District Judge Ernest L. Jones apparently thinks so. Jones didn't hesitate to sign off on a defense motion to delay the trial for two days "in order to accommodate all fans, including the great majority of the jury pool, the parties involved in this case and the counsel involved in this case."