Interrupted by the ‘lockdown’ of much of Boston (and Middlesex County) last Friday (April 19, 2013), North Hill Trial (Johnson Golf Management v. Town of Duxbury et al) resume this morning at 9:00 AM in Room 720 of the Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn, Massachusetts with day 12 of the trial. Since Judge Desmond already had other cases schedule for the afternoon (the trial was expected to go to the jury last Friday) today’s session will only run until 1:00 PM and is likely to involve continued direct and then cross examination of Duxbury’s financial expert witness followed by reading of some parts of depositions into the trial record by the prosecution. It is not likely to get much beyond that.
So the latest expectation is that closing statements by both parties and the Judge’s instructions to the jury will not take place until tomorrow (Tuesday, April 23, 2013) morning with the case (finally!) going to the jury either very late in the morning or early in the afternoon. So, barring further unexpected delays, the jury could come in with a verdict as early as later that day or sometime the following day (Wednesday, April 24, 2013).