Friday, April 27, 2007
The trial over whether NBC Studios acted in bad faith over licensing arrangements concerning the hit show "Will & Grace" ended abruptly just before the jury verdict was to be read April 27th. Attorneys for the defense discovered that the jury foreperson maintains a website on which he posts (mostly political) commentary, but had at least one comment about media conglomerates, including GE & NBC, the parent companies of the studio involved in the case. The judge eventually dismissed the foreperson, replaced him with an alternate and asked the jurors to begin their deliberations anew. Read more here.