Sanders v. Sears-PageAnnotate this Case
Toni Sanders and her husband sued Risa Sears-Page for negligence after Sears-Page hit Sanders’ car. At issue during trial was whether the accident had caused or contributed to Toni’s injury and, if so, whether Sanders’ claimed medical expenses were reasonable. The jury unanimously found for Sears-Page. The Supreme Court reversed, holding that the district court committed reversible error in (1) failing to strike a certain juror for cause where the juror’s statements suggested bias and he did not unequivocally state he could be impartial; (2) requiring the parties to issue their challenges for cause while the juror at issue was present; (3) admitting a certain exhibit into evidence because it was not properly authenticated; and (4) allowing Sears-Page’s medical expert to testify to an undisclosed opinion regarding the exhibit at issue. Remanded for a new trial.