Since its inception in 1980, the summary jury trial has received much attention in the scholarly journals and the courts. Most of the arguments and litigation center around the impact of the summary jury trial on the parties or their lawyers. One issue which has gone almost untouched is the authority of the courts to empanel the advisory jury; the backbone of the entire procedure. In Hume v. M,& C Management,2 the court addressed its authority to require citizens to serve as jurors in this alternative method of dispute resolution.



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