Second Circuit Judge Advocates for System to Certify Questions of Foreign Law. In its recent decision reversing Citigroup’s jury win over Terra Firma, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals found the trial court misapplied...more
Two years ago, we anticipated a growing problem with jurors who disregard trial judges’ instructions concerning Internet use. In July 2011, we reported on the first known prosecution of a juror in Great Britain for...more
Technology has indeed infiltrated the jury box. Jury service, which necessarily involves hours of quiet observation of the proceedings, evokes, for some, a hunger for expression or quick entertainment....more
Since our prior two posts on the issue, there have been several developments showing that questions about the proper use of social media in litigation continue to abound. These developments demonstrate that practitioners who...more
Jean Barboni v. Fred Tuomi, et al.
Court of Appeal, Fourth District Division Three (October 1, 2012)
Juror misconduct can be demonstrated by establishing with substantial evidence that a jury improperly considered...more