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2011-05-02 13:22:06

Starting today, Quincy District Court in Massachusetts is allowing laptops, iPads and smartphones in the courtroom, and is encouraging live blogging, Tweeting and Facebooking. Court officials say this experiment will help establish suggested guidelines for courts as they grapple with how to use digital technology and how to accommodate citizen journalists and bloggers. The pilot project is believed to be one of the broadest experiments in the country for using new media in the courts. ...

2011-04-27 14:35:00

HOUSTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A Harris County jury has awarded a $7.86 million verdict to Ohio-based Prexus Health against Houston's University General Hospital and its affiliated companies Ascension Physician Solutions and Luxxus Health Systems. Jurors in Houston's 270th State District Court issued the verdict on April 26, 2011, after finding that University General's leadership wrongfully terminated a series of contractual agreements with Prexus. The agreements covered...

2011-04-27 07:53:00

NEW YORK, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DOAR Litigation Consulting ("DOAR") and Julie Blackman & Associates ("JB&A") announce that the two companies will merge to create the largest, most sophisticated and experienced jury consulting practice in New York. The founder and principal of JB&A, Julie Blackman, will join DOAR as a Vice President and Managing Director and will be the head of DOAR's New York jury consulting practice. She will also be a member of the company's...

2011-04-07 09:18:00

LEAGUE CITY, Texas, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Many healthcare organizations do not appeal low balance denials. Instead, minimum dollar amount thresholds dictate which denials are addressed. Unfortunately, setting an appeal threshold leaves money on the table as insurers focus on high volume, lower balance claim reviews. Automated claims processing makes it easy for carriers to deploy frequent coverage and coding changes which can have a dramatic effect on your organization's financial...

2011-03-08 12:53:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Paulson &Nace attorneys Barry J. Nace and Christopher T. Nace appeared today before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to challenge the state's cap on non-economic damages in medical negligence cases. The constitutional challenge stems from a verdict returned by a Berkeley County, West Virginia jury in 2008. Barry and Christopher Nace, along with D. Michael Burke of Burke, Schultz, Harman &Jenkinson, represented James and Debbie...

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2011-01-20 06:35:01

A US high school librarian may face criminal charges after it came to light that she had been conducting online research while she was a juror in a capital-murder trial. The actions of the juror prompted the judge in the Luzerne County, Pennsylvania murder trial to declare a partial mistrial. The issue appears to be the most serious reported instance of online juror misconduct, according to Reuters. The problem was discovered last Friday, when the jury forewoman in the Court of Common Pleas...

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2011-01-11 06:20:00

On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to review a ruling that reinstated an antirust lawsuit alleging record labels conspired to fix prices and terms under which music would be sold online. The justices rejected the appeal by a number of companies including Sony Corp., Warner Music Group and EMI Group. The appeals court ruled that a federal judge had erred in 2008 in dismissing the lawsuit filed on behalf of people who downloaded music over the Internet.  They sued record labels that...

2010-12-23 00:00:04

Ukrainian Employee Prevails in Sexual Harassment and Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Venice, CA (PRWEB) December 22, 2010 Yesterday afternoon, an Orange County jury rendered a verdict in favor of Alla Sazonova "“ a Ukrainian woman who was brought to the United States on an H1-B "work visa" and was then pressured to have a romantic and sexual relationship with her boss. The jury, in an 11-1 verdict, found that Ms. Sazonova was sexually harassed and wrongfully terminated by defendant...

2010-12-14 00:01:40

Price Waicukauski & Riley, LLC successfully obtains a plaintiff verdict in favor of their client in a case involving the use digital evidence in the courtroom. Indianapolis, IN (Vocus/PRWEB) December 13, 2010 The Indiana Court of Appeals recently overturned a jury verdict because the trial court did not provide the jury with the ability to examine digital evidence during its deliberations in Arlton v. Schraut, Cause No. 79A02-0906-CV-541. The court's ruling, reported on November 10,...

2010-12-06 00:00:04

Defense Counsel Terry Lenamon Details How South Florida Man Escapes Death Penalty for Stabbing Death of Wife after First-Time Admission of QEEG Brain Mapping Evidence Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 5, 2010 Grady Nelson, 53, will not face the death penalty for stabbing his wife 61 times and stabbing her two young children whom he had previously sexually assaulted, a Miami jury decided yesterday. After only one hour's deliberation in a trial where QEEG brain mapping evidence was admitted, the...