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Justices Told Bad Jury Instructions Void Hacking Conviction

Law360, New York (December 1, 2015, 2:22 PM EST) -- A shipping executive convicted of hacking his former employer in order to launch a rival business told the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday that he should be acquitted because of incorrect jury instructions that substituted the word “and” for “or,” claiming the instructions tainted the case.

During oral arguments, the justices asked solo practitioner Erik S. Jaffe why his client, Former Exel Transportation Services Inc. CEO Michael Musacchio, should be acquitted after the executive failed to object to the instructions provided to a jury that found...
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