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2013-11-25 23:00:57

John Demas, a personal injury attorney in Sacramento, California, was among the honored attorneys given the opportunity to speak at the 52nd annual Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) convention. Mr. Demas was also asked to speak at the American Board of Trial Advocate (ABOTA) meeting held at the McGeorge School of Law. Sacramento, California (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 The Palace Hotel in San Francisco was the site of the 52nd annual Consumer Attorneys of California convention, and...

Samsung Claims Jury Misconduct
2012-11-10 12:07:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The famous courtroom drama that unfolded this summer between Apple and Samsung isn´t completely over. It´s likely it won´t be over for a while. The newest page to be turned over in this case is a matter of jury misconduct, an issue Samsung is most unpleased with. Last month, Samsung asked for the entire verdict be thrown out because the jury foreman didn´t disclose he had once filed for bankruptcy and been...

Apple vs Samsung Day 1: Jury Selection And Sony Style
2012-07-31 09:45:37

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Kicking off their big dance in Judge Koh´s court, Samsung once again brought up the issue of “Sony Style” and whether Apple borrowed design cues from an interview given by Sony designers wherein they discussed how influenced they were by the iPod´s stylings. On Sunday, Judge Koh said Samsung could not include this Sony argument in their opening statements. On Monday, Samsung changed their argument...

Google Moves For Mistrial In Legal Battle With Oracle
2012-05-10 05:08:54

Google´s lead attorney filed a motion on Tuesday asking the U.S. District Judge overseeing its copyright and patent trial with Oracle to declare a mistrial. The move was driven by a mixed verdict delivered on Monday in the copyright phase of the trial.  The jury found that Google had violated Oracle´s copyrights in using 37 of Java´s “application programming interfaces,” or APIs, when it developed the Android mobile operating system.  However, it was...

Jury Question Suggests Possible Impasse In Oracle-Google Trial
2012-05-04 07:07:08

After more than 20 hours of deliberations spread over the past four days, the jury in the high profile Oracle-Google case may be struggling to reach a verdict in the copyright phase of the trial, according to multiple media reports late Thursday evening. A member of the 12-person jury sent a note to U.S. District Judge William Alsup on Thursday afternoon, asking would happen if the panel was unable to reach an agreement on a verdict. "What happens if we can't reach a unanimous decision...

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...

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...

2010-11-01 19:55:00

VAN NUYS, Calif., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The litigation losses continue to mount for Mattel in its protracted legal battle with MGA Entertainment in the so-called Battle of the Dolls. On October 29, 2010, Judge David Carter granted MGA's request for a new trial on all issues decided in the trial held in 2008, including vacating the entire $100 million damages verdict awarded to Mattel. Finding numerous errors by former district court judge Stephen Larson, including errors in...

2009-08-02 16:03:28

The upcoming retrial of New Orleans rapper C-Murder on second-degree murder charges could be plagued by jury selection problems, an attorney says. Attorney Paul Fleming Jr., who is not connected to the C-Murder case, said media attention given the rapper's first trial could result in impartial potential jurors, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported Sunday. It'd be extremely difficult to select a fair and impartial jury in this matter given the inordinate amount of media coverage that...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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