The fact that an insurance company lawyer closely monitored the movements of jurors during a malpractice case prompted a judge in Syracuse to reject the jury’s verdict in favor of the defendant as the product of intimidation.

Supreme Court Justice Deborah Karalunas (See Profile) in Onondaga County said Scott Greenspan of Sedgwick “violated the sanctity of the jury” when, over the course of a 15-day trial, he “continuously followed and monitored the jurors when they went to lunch, when they took smoking breaks and when they rode the elevator.”