Plaintiffs Seeking Around $10 Million in ESD Lawsuit

The family suing the Episcopal School of Dallas is seeking damages in the area of $10 million, an attorney for the family stated today during questioning of potential jurors.

The plaintiffs closed their questioning period at noon, and the defense now has its turn to vet the jury pool. It’s possible opening arguments could start today, although considering they still need a lunch recess, I doubt it.

For the updates on today’s proceedings, go to the jump.

UPDATE 3:30 p.m.
The attorneys are calling in jurors individually now, after completing the group question sessions. A source tells me there’s still a chance the opening arguments will start today, but either way tomorrow should be when witnesses are called and the real action begins.

I’ve already cleared my calendar.

UPDATE 5 p.m.
The bailiff announced the jury of six members and two alternates will be chosen today. “It shouldn’t take too much longer,” he said to a crowd of mostly disgruntled potential jurors waiting outside the courtroom.

UPDATE 5:14 p.m.
A jovial bailiff temporarily raised the spirits of the jury pool when he walked by and said, “We’re about to find out who’s gonna get the cornbread” in a sing-song voice.

UPDATE 5:45 p.m.

The jury has officially been selected. Opening statements will begin tomorrow at 9 a.m. See you there?

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