The jury that ultimately returned a verdict of $8.4 million for a Colorado electrician sent a surprising note to the judge before the nine-day trial concluded: Could the attorneys please limit their closing arguments to 30 minutes each?

“I’d never seen that before,” winning lawyer Kurt Zaner of Zaner Harden Law in Denver told He said he didn’t cap his closing at 30 minutes, but he did cut it down to an hour from his normal hour and a half.

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