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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 34B: Death, illness or other inability of jurors to perform duty; number required for trial; vacancies

[ Text of section effective until May 10, 2016. Repealed by 2016, 36, Sec. 1.]

  Section 34B. In any civil action where twelve jurors or more are impaneled, if a juror dies, or becomes ill, or is otherwise unable to perform his duty for good cause, the trial shall proceed; provided, however, that except by agreement of the parties, no such civil jury trial shall proceed with less than ten jurors remaining on the panel.

  Nothing in this section shall impair the right of the court to fill vacancies in the manner provided in section twenty-six B.