Dallas Litigator Sanctioned For Attempts To Taint Jury Pool

Law360, New York (January 22, 2016, 11:01 PM EST) -- A Texas judge ordered more than $100,000 in sanctions on Friday against a Dallas litigator, admonishing him for instructing and guiding a targeted push poll allegedly intended to influence jurors and local officials in advance of a wrongful death and product liability trial.

In a blistering order, Lubbock County Judge Ruben G. Reyes repeatedly scolded Bill Brewer for his part in masterminding a push poll that reached thousands of Lubbock residents, including city managers and court personnel in the weeks preceding his clients' trial. The poll was allegedly engineered to influence the opinion or attitude of the person being polled and...

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