Juror Misconduct Law in Review
Summary: Juror Misconduct Law in Review is hosted by Attorney Nilgun Aykent Zahour from SM JUROR where our motto is: "Don't let juror misconduct taint your verdict." We analyze current state and federal juror misconduct cases and provide attorneys with strategies to identify, preserve and advance juror misconduct issues at trial, and on appeal, under the abuse of discretion standard of review.
#27: What to do with the laughing juror
The SM JUROR Podcast #26: Does the jury's inadvertent consideration of the defendant's insurance policy result in prejudicial juror misconduct?
#25: Does the jury’s knowledge of publicized videotaped trial proceedings on social media prejudice the defendant?
#24: Exploring the relationship between the juror and the trial witness
#23: Is a sequestered jury's fear of not being fed an adverse influence on their deliberations?
#22: Is a post-verdict evidentiary hearing required to determine a juror's competency due to admitted memory lapses during trial?
#21: The injection of a juror's personal experiences and a juror's translation efforts
#20: A LinkedIn notification of the viewing of a party’s profile leads to research of social media profiles & Google search histories to prove juror misconduct.
#19: Does a text message to a juror, “Please don’t send my brother to jail,” result in jury tampering?
#18: Trivial juror misconduct and the ineffective assistance of counsel claim
#17: The delay in presenting known juror misconduct backfires
#16: The juror who says he will find the defendant guilty regardless of the evidence
#15: Rebutting the presumption of prejudice when jurors do internet research
#14: Does the jury's use of technology to enhance visual acuity result in experimentation and juror misconduct?
#13: Does an alternate juror's presence in the jury room during deliberations result in improper communications?