The $100 million (£80m) defamation trial between actors Johnny Depp, 58, and Amber Heard, 36, ended on May 27.
A seven-person jury is now deliberating the decision – with a reported 37 pages of jury directions to rigorously take into account. We don’t yet know when a verdict might be reached.
Nonetheless, as this can be a US civil case (not a prison one) – we do know that the jury will both discover for the plaintiff (Depp), for the defendant (Heard), or be unable to succeed in a call unanimously (hung jury).
There is not going to be a ‘responsible’ or ‘not responsible’, however generally, a sort of financial compensation – known as ‘damages’ – can be determined upon and awarded to the victorious get together.
However do Depp and Heard themselves must be in courtroom to listen to no matter is set?
Right here’s what we all know.
Do Johnny Depp and Amber Heard must be in courtroom for the trial verdict?
On the finish of Might, Depp was noticed acting on stage within the UK.
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor surprised fans of the guitarist Jeff Beck by showing on stage at his latest Sheffield live performance, and later on the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Naturally, this journey throughout the pond has left many questioning if he is due again in courtroom in Fairfax County, Virginia, for the decision – which might arrive at any time within the coming days or even weeks.
Rumours have advised that exes Depp and Heard is not going to face one another in courtroom once more.
But it surely doesn’t seem that both get together (nor their authorized groups) has commented on potential attendance, on the time of writing. For now, we’ll have to attend and see what occurs.
Authorized representatives will certainly be current to listen to the jury’s resolution – because the American Bar Association (ABA) explains it could be potential for both get together to ask for the jury to be polled (requested individually in the event that they agree with the decision) after giving it.
The ABA provides that after the decision has been accepted by the courtroom, the jury are dismissed.
In some circumstances, a separate listening to could also be required to find out how a lot when it comes to damages must be paid – although in others it may be handled concurrently the decision.
Submit-trial, any get together sad with the decision can try to enchantment.
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