Friday, June 13, 2008

What can Jury's infer from evidence?

Jurys are often prohibited from using all available information to reach a decision. For example, in criminal trials, jurys are instructed not to draw any inference from the fact that the defendant does not want to testify. The idea is that defendants should not be punished from exercising their constitutional rights.
But in the Intellectural Property distpute between Mattel and Bratz, the judge allowed the Jury to hear that Bratz used a software program called "Evidence Eliminator" to scramble his hard drive. Any bet on what they will inifer?

1 comment:

  1. The fact that he put out those slut mein dolls indicates his hard drive was already scrambled, and good.