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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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Twitter, Evidence, Privacy and Social Media

By Hayes Hunt and Brian Kint A recent case, albeit one dealing with a governmental subpoena, shows that the SCA may not be the panacea that social networking sites think it is. In People v. Harris, Twitter sought to quash

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Posted in Criminal Law

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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Juror Misconduct & Bias – Social Media Investigation

by:  Hayes Hunt and Jonathan A. Cavalier Use of social media to explore the histories and potential biases of a jury pool is relatively new, but it is rapidly gaining in popularity. While voir dire can be an effective tool

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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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Witness Preparation – Ask Your Questions. Get the Right Answer

Witness preparation is one of the most important components of trial and litigation practice.  A simple but overlooked part of preparation is asking your witness your actual questions.  You may have two or twenty essential questions that you must ask

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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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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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