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Study Urges Judges to Address Jurors' Social-Media Use
Reports of jurors behaving badly via social media are on the rise. In a new study, two Illinois judges urged their colleagues to tackle the social media problem head-on in jury instructions. U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve of the Northern District of Illinois and Judge Charles Burns, in the criminal division of Cook County, Ill., Circuit Court, surveyed hundreds of jurors in their respective courts during the past three years. They asked jurors about their temptation to communicate about a case through social networks while serving. St. Eve and Burns, along with co-author and Jones Day associate Michael Zuckerman, said the survey showed that generalized instructions that didn't explicitly discuss social media were insufficient.
Zoe Tillman, The National Law Journal - $$ Subscription Required 03/19/2014
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Calif. Students Recruited for Drug Sting File Lawsuit
Two high school students from Clovis, Calif. have filed a lawsuit against their school district after a school employee allegedly asked them to participate in a drug sting without the consent of their parents or the police. After the drug sting, the students were unlawfully interrogated by police and threatened with arrest and told to lie to protect the school employee who initiated the operation. The lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages for negligent supervision, false arrest, humiliation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Pablo Lopez, The Fresno Bee 03/17/2014
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First Lawsuit Filed Over Deadly NYC Apartment Explosion
A 46-year-old woman has filed the first lawsuit over last week's deadly explosion in New York City alleging she suffered "severe and permanent injuries" when the incident caused her to fall in her apartment more than a block away. Last week's explosion leveled two apartment buildings. The lawsuit, filed on Monday, names as defendants Con Edison and the owner of one of the collapsed buildings.
Wire Report, The Washington Post 03/18/2014
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Du Pont Heir Facing Second Rape Lawsuit
Robert H. Richards IV, an heir to the du Pont chemical empire, is facing a lawsuit filed by his ex-wife. Ten years ago, Richards pleaded guilty to charges of raping his 3-year-old daughter but served no jail time. The 47-year-old man is currently on probation for that crime. His former wife's new lawsuit is alleging that the defendant also sexually abused the couple's toddler son. Her suit seeks compensatory and punitive damages for assault, negligence, and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress on his two children.
Chris Barrish, USA Today 03/18/2014
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US Files Charge Against Toyota, $1.2B Penalty
The government announced a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. on Wednesday and filed a criminal charge alleging the company defrauded consumers by issuing misleading statements about safety issues in Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Attorney General Eric Holder said it is the largest financial penalty of its kind ever imposed on an auto company. Under a deferred prosecution agreement, an independent monitor will review policies, practices and procedures at the company. The action concludes a four-year criminal investigation into the Japanese automaker's disclosure of safety problems, which focused on whether Toyota was forthright in reporting problems related to unintended acceleration troubles.
ERIC TUCKER and TOM KRISHER, Associated Press, Houston Chronicle 03/19/2014
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