When is ‘pre-trial publicity’ too much?

The Minnesota Lawyer blog asks a terrific question in a post today:

“Should newspapers be restricted in what they can report about a case before it goes to trial? It seems that substantiated, relevant data shouldn’t have to be embargoed for the benefit of one or the other side in a lawsuit.”

The question stems from a Hennepin County judge who postponed a trial of a suit filed by two lawyers over the way their former firm distributed $103 million in legal fees from the AOL Time Warner case.

The Star Tribune printed a story on the case on Monday. On Tuesday, a judge delayed the trial.

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