A judge declared a mistrial Thursday after jurors were accidentally given information not entered as evidence in a delicatessen owner's suit seeking a share of actor Paul Newman's charity foods business.

Superior Court Judge Howard F. Zoarski declared a mistrial shortly after the panel said it could not disregard information in four depositions related to the complicated suit.

Zoarski earlier said he was inclined not to declare a mistrial because of the length of time the proceedings had gone and asked the panel to resume deliberations.