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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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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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Preview of the Roger Clemens Trial: The Rocket Faces a Challenging Lineup

By Stephen A. Miller  (Orig. published 7/11/11)   In the 2000 World/Subway Series, Roger Clemens hurled a broken bat at Mike Piazza.  In hindsight, we can ask: Was it “roid rage”?  Clemens now finds himself on trial this  week in a

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Posted in Cross Examination

Using Social Media to Track Juror’s Online Postings

By Thomas G. Wilkinson, Jr. and Lindsey E. Wilkinson Just as lawyers now routinely conduct due diligence on opposing parties’ social media pages (see our July 20 Sidebar post), some lawyers also are monitoring postings by jurors on social media

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Are Judicial Rulings Based Only on Facts and Law? Justice, Wheaties and Timeouts.

Most judges, lawyers and anyone that watched an episode of Matlock would suggest that judicial rulings are based solely on law and facts. After all, Justice is blind, and an objective Judiciary must apply facts to the law and render an impartial

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Posted in Prosecution & Defense

Galleon Trial: Declawing Cross Examination

  Last week during the insider-trading trial of Raj Rajaratnam, the defense called Rick Schutte, Galleon’s former president of U.S. operations.  Chad Bray of the Wall Street Journal wrote an informative article “Questions Over Defense Move: A Witness for Rajaratnam

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One Last Question.

I recently attended a large event with a room filled with lawyers and judges.  One of the award recipients made the mistake of telling the audience that his acceptance speech was going to be quick and short.  It wasn’t.  Judges started to talk amongst themselves,

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The King’s Speech – A Trial Lawyer’s Stutter

By Dave Walton The King’s Speech just won the Academy Award for Best Picture.  People are now interested in the story about King George VI who had a speech impediment (a stutter) and his fight to overcome his stutter and

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Strike that.

Everyone’s parents had a seemingly different remedy for the hiccups.  I had to hold my arms straight in the air while my mother slowly poured a glass of milk into my mouth. There would be a brief pause — she

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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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