Defending White Collar Criminal Cases
Defending an allegation of white collar crime is replete with challenges. Some arise from the evidence: for example, badly timed calls and trades in insider trading cases, emails that are suggestive of wrongdoing when taken out of context, and accounting practices that seem suspicious to those unfamiliar with the vagaries of GAAP rules.
And then, there are the jurors: a dozen or so people who bring to the case their own life experiences and too often, their own assumptions about corporate executives, those who...Read Full Article >
As Bill Cosby trial jurors increasingly come forward to discuss their deliberations and mistrial, DOAR’s Roy Futterman, Ph.D. provides insight on ABC’s “Nightline” about the particular difficulties the jurors faced in their deliberations.
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This is the fourth in our series of articles on the Civil Jury Project’s proposed innovations that can resuscitate the American jury trial. Each week we offer a summary of a different innovation, the legal support for its use, and empirical studies on its popularity. Each innovation has been proposed by academics and practitioners, implemented by...Read Full Article >
John Henry was an African American folk hero and a “steel-driving man.” He hammered steel drills into rock to make holes for explosives that cleared the way for railroad tunnels. According to legend and song, he competed in a race against a steam-powered hammer. He won the race but died with his hammer in his hand. The stress of his exertion stilled his heart.Read Full Article >