Juror's Google Search Gets Entire Pool Tossed From Trial

Law360, New York (April 11, 2013, 3:37 PM EDT) -- A Kentucky federal judge on Wednesday tossed the jury pool from The Cincinnati Insurance Co.'s upcoming trial seeking to hold a steel tubing maker liable for a house fire, finding that a potential juror had poisoned the proceedings by Googling the manufacturer and spreading bogus information about a similar case.

U.S. Magistrate Judge James D. Moyer agreed that Omega Flex Inc. likely had been prejudiced when a would-be juror used a computer in a courthouse assembly room to find information on a comparable suit in Pennsylvania...
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Case Information

Case Title

The Cincinnati Insurance Company v. Omega Flex, Inc.

Case Number



Kentucky Western

Nature of Suit

Prop. Damage Prod. Liability


James D. Moyer

Date Filed

October 28, 2010


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