The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a jury verdict and remanded the case to a new judge, not on the merits of the case but over the district judge’s actions during trial.
The court, in Svindland v. The Nemours Foundation, vacated a defense verdict in a medical malpractice action because District Court Judge Berle M. Schiller of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania did not leave enough in the record as to his reasoning for his rulings and repeatedly interrupted plaintiffs’ counsel, according to the opinion.
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