Social Media and the Internet vis-à-vis Litigation (Part I)

Social Media and the Internet vis-à-vis Litigation (Part I)

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This newsletter is the first installment in a series addressing the issues associated with the use of social media and the Internet in the legal setting. Part I of this series explains how an attorney can advantageously use social media and other online sources in preparing for jury selection.

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TrialTech Online: Jury Research Services

TrialTech Online

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TrialTech is pleased to announce that it is presently providing online jury research services, TrialTech Online, in addition to traditional jury research services, such as mock trials and focus groups. Online jury research is a practical and convenient alternative to traditional methods of jury research that gives our clients the cost-effectiveness and scheduling flexibility that is sometimes lacking in traditional methods of jury research.

Lessons Learned from the Casey Anthony Trial

Lessons Learned from the Casey Anthony Trial

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After the court read the third and final “not guilty,” everybody under the sun has been wild over the Casey Anthony verdict. Whether you agree with the verdict or not, we hope that you find this month’s newsletter insightful and educational. Below are some of the key issues we wanted to address in light of discussions we have had here at TrialTech, as well as with our friends and colleagues regarding the Casey Anthony trial.

United States of America v. Kent Roberts

A case in San Francisco involving charges of options backdating, with Stephen Neal and Neal Stephens of Cooley Godward Kronish. Mr. Roberts was the former General Counsel of McAfee and was acquitted of the charges.

United States of America v. Luis Posada Carriles

A case in El Paso, Texas involving charges of immigration, with Arturo Hernandez. The case was ultimately dismissed by the Court.

United States of America v. Santiago Alvarez and Osvaldo Mitat

A case in Ft. Lauderdale, FL involving charges of possession of firearms, with Robert Josefsberg, Kendall Coffey, Peter Prieto, Ben Kuehne and Arturo Hernandez. The case was ultimately resolved with a plea by the defendants.

United States of America v. Martin Bradley, et al.

A two month case in Savannah, Georgia involving charges against eight defendants of conspiracy to defraud Medicare, among other charges, with Roy Black, Hy Shapiro, Scott Srebnick, David Markus, and Nathan Diamond. All but three of the defendants were acquitted.

United States of America v. Scott Sullivan

A case involving charges of conspiracy to defraud, among other charges, with Roy Black and Irvin Nathan. The defendant ultimately plead guilty to a single count.

United States of America v. Fabio Ochoa

A case involving charges of conspiracy to import and conspiracy to possess cocaine, with Roy Black and Howard Srebnick. Mr. Ochoa was found guilty and the case is currently on appeal.

State of Florida v. Eller Media Company

A corporation charged with manslaughter, with Roy Black and Mark Seiden. The case was tried and the company was acquitted.