April 09, 2009

Juror Tweets, Not So Sweet

The ABA Journal ran this article about a juror who tweeted from his cell phone both during and after his jury service in a trial where the jury awarded a $12.6M verdict.  Obviously this is cause for concern and consternation by the losing party and their attorneys, but the judge found that it didn't rise to the level of improper conduct.  The lesson learned by one of the plaintiff lawyers is that he will ask potential jurors about cell phone and Internet use.  The juror's response:  "The courts are just going to have to catch up with the technology."

Bob Ambrogi over at Legal Blog Watch posted some of the juror's more inflammatory tweets.  Definitely not so sweet.

Topic(s):   Mobile Tech & Gadgets
Posted by Jeff Beard