Google, Oracle Asked To Refrain From Online Jury Member Search In Retrial
Mealey's (March 31, 2016, 2:17 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — In a March 25 order leading up to a copyright retrial, a California judge championed the benefits of instituting a ban preventing the counsel of Oracle America Inc. and Google Inc. from running Internet and social media searches on potential jurors, stressing a need to protect jurors’ privacy (Oracle America, Inc. v. Google, Inc., No. 3:10-cv-03561, N.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39675).
(Order available. Document #24-160421-018R.)
As such, the judge asked the parties’ attorneys to consent voluntarily to such a ban....