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home town 

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home town

FORENSICS, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Definition verb A colloquial back formation for a bias intentionally introduced by attorneys (usually for the plaintiff) in a jury trial, in which the primary criteria for selecting jury candidates is whether they live in a particular town, area or precinct.

A plaintiff’s attorney in a malpractice case lacking substantial merit may “home town” a jury as a means of garnering sympathy against the defendant doctor (who typically wasn’t raised in the town or has substantial roots in the town or area where the trial takes place), despite the doctor having met the standard of care.  

Reference http://www.redwellblog.com/category/jury-selection/page/2/  

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