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The Cuban Casualties Escaping Obama’s Notice

By Hayes Hunt and Tom Leonard Milagros Maria Del Pino Suarez has a request for President Obama: While you’re in Cuba, please ask Raul Castro where her father, Rafael Del Pino-who was hanged in a regime prison in 1977 for

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Posted in Civil Procedure, Corporate Compliance, Criminal Law, Jury, Litigation, Litigation Practice, Prosecution & Defense, The Bench, The Client, The Practice of Law, Trial, Uncategorized

How to Protect Corporate Attorney-Client Privilege – Defense Fails in Sex Discrimination Case

By Thomas G. Wilkinson, Jr. and Alexa L. Sebia Last month, a Pennsylvania federal judge rejected a company’s claim to attorney-client privilege as an obstacle to pursuit of a sex discrimination suit brought by a lawyer and former employee.[1]  The court

Posted in Corporate Compliance, Ethics & Professional Conduct, Evidence, Litigation, Litigation Practice, Privilege, Prosecution & Defense, The Bench, The Client, The Practice of Law, Trial

If You Uncover Potential Juror Bias, Do You Tell The Court? Yes

By Hayes Hunt, Thomas G. Wilkinson  & Thomas M. O’Rourke On the eve of a criminal trial, you decide to Google the names of a few prospective jurors.   One appears to have been suspended from the practice of law due to

Posted in Criminal Law, Discovery, Ethics & Professional Conduct, Evidence, Jury, Litigation, Litigation Practice, Prosecution & Defense, Social Media & Law, The Bench, The Client, The Practice of Law, Trial

Strike That. Objecting to Yourself. Eddie and Opening Day.

By Hayes Hunt Eddie Ohlbaum, my close friend, recently passed away.  He loved trial work, teaching at Temple Law and advocating for the indigent.  He also loved the Brooklyn Dodgers.  I called him for his input when I wrote my first article for

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Facebook Subpoena – Trial Evidence

By Hayes Hunt and Brian Kint Obtaining information through a subpoena may be easier said than done. Third-party subpoenas to social networking sites are likely to result in an objection on the grounds that the production of private information would

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Social Media Evidence – Authentication

By Hayes Hunt and Brian Kint Despite the relative freedom law enforcement officials have to gather evidence, prosecutors and defense counsel alike are limited as to what information they can introduce into evidence at trial. Perhaps the biggest hurdle attorneys

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Juror Misconduct and Social Media

By Hayes Hunt and Brian Kint The Daugerdas case also shows the importance of continuing juror investigation beyond voir dire. Monitoring jurors’ social networking sites during trial and deliberations can reveal instances of juror misconduct as well. As social networking

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Trial and Social Media: Researching Potential Jurors

By Hayes Hunt and Brian Kint Social media is a mainstay in daily life. Over a billion people are registered users of Facebook. The Facebook logo and the logos of other social networking giants such as Twitter are quickly becoming

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The Internet as Evidence: Authentication & Admissibility of an Active Webpage

By Hayes Hunt and Michael Zabel You want to introduce an active webpage into evidence.  Now what? Courts generally agree that the contents of a website are admissible evidence, so long as those contents are properly authenticated and are not

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Steve Martin the Juror – New Federal Jury Instructions on Social Media

By Hayes Hunt and Brian Kint Actor Steve Martin, while on jury duty, tweeted the following to 380,000 fans:  “REPORT FROM JURY DUTY: defendant looks like a murderer. GUILTY. Waiting for opening remarks.”  A few hours later, Martin added, “REPORT

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Hayes Hunt concentrates his practice in the representation of individuals, corporations and executives in a wide variety of federal and state criminal law and regulatory enforcement matters as well as complex civil litigation. Hayes is a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department as well as its Criminal Defense and Governmental Investigations Group.
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