A building materials company and its owner have appealed a $12.6 million verdict against them, alleging that messages posted on Twitter during the trial show juror bias. The motion filed on behalf of Russell Wright and his company, Stoam Holdings, claims the juror sent eight messages -- or "tweets" -- to the microblogging site via his cell phone. According to the motion, one posting read in part: "oh and nobody buy Stoam. Its bad mojo and they'll probably cease to Exist, now that their wallet is 12m lighter."
Appeal Claims Juror Bias in 'Tweets' Sent During $12 Million Case
The Associated Press
March 16, 2009