All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘jury’

John Goodman Trial On Shaky Ground. New Jury Needed?

The retrial of polo mogul John Goodman is demonstrating that in the 21st century, there’s no such thing as an entirely ignorant jury. Aside from being able to quickly find out about 51-year-old Goodman via Google, one can just as easily learn crucial details about the previous trial. This is what happened with Travis Van Vliet. The 23-year-old thought nothing …

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Julie Schenecker Murder Trial Starts Jury Selection

The jury selection phase of the murder trial of Julie Schenecker began Monday in Tampa, and is expected to take several days, as the prosecution and defense assess over 100 potential jurors. Schenecker, of New Tampa, Florida is accused of killing her two teenage children in 2011. The Schenecker double homicide occurred on January 28, 2011, when Calyx and Beau …

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1974 Farmhouse Slaying: Threat Of A Hung Jury?

Jury deliberations began last Thursday in the case against Robert “Gene” Pilcher. The 67-year-old was accused of the 1974 slaying of a 17-year-old girl in his cousin’s Iowa farmhouse. It has not been easy going. Earlier this week the jury announced that they were not able to reach a verdict in the first degree murder case. On Tuesday, Judge Richard …

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Jodi Arias’ Second Penalty Phase Banned from Live Coverage, Judge Rules

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge, Sherry Stephens, has rejected a bid by convicted killer, Jodi Arias, which would move her retrial from the city of Phoenix. In addition, Judge Stephens has ruled that no video be permitted in the courtroom when the trial resumes. Arias, 33, was convicted in May after admitting to the homicide of boyfriend, Travis Alexander. His …

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Mark Cuban Is Not Guilty Of Insider-Trading

Mark Cuban, the businessman and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has been facing charges of insider-trading. He has been in a battle with the federal government for years now, and with it finally over, he can rejoice, especially after the verdict that was reached. He was being charged with the crime, as it pertained to the selling of his shares …

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Juror Can’t Stop Texting During Trial, Promptly Jailed

A 26-year-old juror in a Salem, Oregon, armed robbery case has been sentenced to serve two days in jail after he was caught texting in court. Benjamin Kohler was charged with contempt after authorities say he was using his mobile device to text after being given explicit instructions to stay off it. The judge in the trial, Dennis Graves, instructed …

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Juror Faces Contempt After Posting He Wanted to ‘F*ck Up a Pedophile’ on Facebook

With the proliferation of social media use, courts are having a harder time keeping jurors from making public postings about trials in which they’re currently involved. The latest example of this comes from the U.K., where a suspended juror now faces contempt of court charges. According to The Guardian, a juror in the case of a now-convicted sex-offender will face …

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Oracle Likely Spent Millions Suing Google

It was reported yesterday that in Google’s trial regarding Oracle’s accusations that the search giant infringed upon Java API patents in the development of its Android operating system, the jury has just found that no copyrights were violated. And apparently, Oracle never had much of a chance of winning, according to the foreman of the jury, who pointed out that …

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Jury Voted 9-3 in Favor of Google in Oracle Case

It was recently reported that the jury in the Android/Java patent infringement case sided with Google, and Joe Mullin at Ars Technica reports that the 12 were split 9-3 in the search giant’s favor. Jury foreman Greg Thompson spent some time answering questions for reporters, while Oracle lawyers listened silently, learning that their client didn’t really have a chance at …

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Oracle vs. Google: Jury Sides with Android

In Google’s drawn-out court proceedings regarding Oracle’s accusations that the search giant infringed upon Java API patents in the development of its Android operating system, a jury has just found that no copyrights were violated. Google released a statement on the matter – “Today’s jury verdict that Android does not infringe Oracle’s patents was a victory not just for Google …

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