Straight from the Hon. Hogshire’s Mouth

Straight from the Hon. Hogshire’s Mouth

We were neither the first, second, nor third group to bring you information about Attorney Matthew Murray and wrongful death plaintiff Isaiah Lester, recently made infamous for incurring $722,000+ in sanctions.  Here we have collected the original documents for your review.

Valawyersweekly.com is hosting Judge Hogshire’s order that explains Murray and Lester’s sanctionable actions.  Judge Hogshire identifies the following:

  • Murray instructing Lester to “clean up” his facebook page by deleting pictures after seeing a picture of Lester “clutching a beer can” in the company of “other young adults” wearing a shirt that reads “I <3 hot moms.”
  • Murray’s failure to disclose a longstanding relationship with a jury foreperson;
  • Murrary’s intemperate behavior at trial including invoking God and prayer, as well as crying during open and closing argument to the jury;
  • Murray’s violation of the Court’s pre-trial ruling that barred mentioning Defense’s original assertion that Lester was comparatively negligent;
  • Murray’s production of sympathy inducing testimony;
  • Lester’s deactivating his facebook account and claiming he did not have one in a misleading response to Defendant’s discovery request;
  • Lester’s deleting of facebook photos;
  • Lester’s misrepresentations in a deposition that he never deactivated or deleted his facebook page;
  • Lester’s claims on the stand at trial that he never deleted facebook photos, despite previously admitting the same;
  • Lester’s misrepresentations that he was volunteering for the Boys and Girls club.

Abovethelaw.com is hosting Judge Hogshire’s final order, which explains who is to receive the three-quarters of a million dollars in sanctions.

Readthehook.com is hosting a very telling letter from a juror to Hon. Judge Hogshire, which he forwarded to the counsel in this case. In the letter, Juror Margaret Gardiner explains how the egregious courtroom behavior did not cause the jury to make emotional and irrational decisions  in regards to the initial $10,000,000 total award to the Plaintiffs.