DETROIT -- Jurors deciding the civil fraud case against former Delphi CEO J.T. Battenberg III are nearing a decision.
Jurors said today in a note to the judge that they've reached consensus on some of the claims pending against Battenberg and former Delphi chief accountant Paul Free, a spokeswoman for U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn said.
Cohn instructed the 10-person jury to continue deliberations until it reaches verdicts on all claims. The jury was dismissed this morning and is expected to return Thursday morning.
In a 2006 lawsuit, the Securities and Exchange Commission accused Battenberg and Free of intentionally misleading investors in 2000 through fraudulent accounting that inflated the parts supplier's earnings.
Both men face fines if found liable. Neither faces criminal charges.