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 Title

The Cincinnati Insurance Company v. Omega Flex, Inc.


Case Number

3:10-cv-00670

Court

Kentucky Western

Nature of Suit

Prop. Damage Prod. Liability

Judge

James D. Moyer

Date Filed

October 28, 2010

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