A tweet about the difference between “presume” and “assume” did not require an Alexandria U.S. District Court to hold a hearing on possible juror misconduct, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in an opinion released earlier today. Richard ...Read More »
The fight over a wrongful death plaintiff’s Facebook page led to an ugly discovery dispute, with sanctions for the plaintiff’s lawyer for accusing opposing counsel of “hacking” and a spoliation claim for the plaintiff’s deletion of photos from his Facebook ...Read More »
Lawyers who blog – whether to boost business or for personal satisfaction – like having the online outlet. Directly or indirectly, blogging can improve the bottom line. Keeping up the pace of posting, however, may require a good dose of ...Read More »
[UPDATED JULY 6] In honor of Independence Day, Slate ran a contest asking Twitter users to tweet the Declaration of Independence. Imagine trying to reduce Thomas Jefferson’s 1,300-word magnum opus to 140 characters. Actually, it was using 124 characters; contestants had to ...
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After the conclusion of a trial, lawyers often want to ask jurors a simple question: How did I do? The lawyer who lost the case may particularly want to know how the juror reached its conclusion and why, so she ...Read More »