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Old April 7th, 2008, 06:45 PM
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On my first day of reporting for jury duty, I was put on a panel of about 30 people for possible placement on a jury for a case that will last four to six weeks.

My husband made hotel reservations through Priceline for two nights in May to celebrate his 79th birthday. The cost is NOT refundable, as I understand it, so we'd have to forfeit a little over $200.

Does anybody out there know if you can swap dates, such as moving the dates out to the end of June?

Has anyone had any experiences with Priceline dealing with either of these issues? I'd surely would appreciate knowing how you handled it.

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Old April 7th, 2008, 07:06 PM
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Hi Judy,
As far as I know, you'd be stuck with paying for it and not using it. It never hurts to give them a call, may-be they will let you switch dates, best of luck.
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Judy,
When I had Jury Duty, a similar thing happened. I told them I could serve up until a specific date because I had a non-refundable commitment and they excused me. I definately didn't want to loose any money. If this is not an option, I too, would do as Donna suggests and call the hotel. You might have to fax them some proof. I think Priceline now offers cancellation/insurance for $5. Did you happen to click that box? Good Luck.
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I had a similar circumstance. I called the hotel itself and spoke with the manager. He was more than willing to honor my reservation with a new date. Try it, it might work. Good lock!
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I hadn't known I could tell the judge I had non-fundable airlines tickets...and was selected for the jury. I told the judge at the conclusion of the trial (he met w/the jury members)....he said, "Why didn't you speak up? You wouldn't have had to serve on this jury had you told me you had planned a vacation - especially, with non-refundable tickets."

Tell the judge you're situation - you'll likely not be selected and will be released.
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Judy,its also possible that you may not get picked to serve on a jury...You can wait and see, and if they do pick you, then mention the vacation, they can re-schedule you.
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Thanks for your responses.

When I showed up this morning I finally managed to give the Bailiff the doctor's note explaining what I had and why I shouldn't be on a jury right now. When the judge and the four attorneys heard that I was contagious, their permission for release was gladly given!

So, our hotel dates are safe. Thanks again for your help.

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