In his Complex Litigation column, Michael Hoenig, a member of Herzfeld & Rubin, writes that the danger to fair trials posed by Internet-surfing jurors is exacerbated by lawyers "advertising" of their prowess or success on websites, by publishing case-specific information on firm sites or blogs or other Internet outlets, by skillfully weaving inaccurate, misleading or self-serving messages and "depositing" them where straying jurors can "find" them.
Lawyers' Use of Internet to Influence Jurors
New York Law Journal
June 12, 2012
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