Your job as the jury is to determine whether the defendant is liable or not liable
My client is here today to accuse the defendant of smashing tomatoes at his fence.
My clients is not liable and is being wrongly accused.
...and finally, Mr. Gregory, you did confirm that the defendant owns a tomato garden, and so he possessed the materials to throw tomatoes at my client's fence, in which it cost him $600 to repaint. I REST MY CASE!
Jury is told that it is a civil trial, and they have to figure out whether the defendant is liable or not liable.
Both the prosecution and the defense present their opening statements.
The sides are presenting their evidence.
My clients rightly accused the defendant, and the defendant must pay for the damages they caused .
The prosecution and defense say their closing statements.
My clients was obviously not liable and was wrongly accused by the plaintiff.
The jury reviews and deliberates the case, coming to an agreement whether the defendant is liable or not liable.
Let's take a vote, but it has to be unanimous
The jury says their verdict and decides whether the defendant is liable or not liable.
After careful review and consideration, we find the defendant...LIABLE!