Tweeting Juror Prompts Motion for New Trial

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2009 4:50 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A defendant found liable for $12.6 million in an Arkansas civil matter asked for a new trial because one juror Tweeted about the case from the courtroom, the Springdale Morning News reports. “Juror Jonathan’s” Twitter entries included “Oh and nobody buy Stoam,” the foam/steel hybrid the defendant sold; and “So Jonathan, what did you do today? Oh nothing really, I just gave away $12 MILLION of somebody else’s money.”