This will make an interesting Law and Order one day…
A building company are appealing against a $12.6 million verdict because they allege a juror tweeted tweets during the trial that show he’s biased againgst them.
The company allege Johnathan Powell tweeted:
“‘So, Johnathan, what did you do today?’ Oh, nothing really. I just gave away TWELVE MILLION DOLLARS of somebody else’s money!”
“Oh and nobody buy Stoam. Its bad mojo and they’ll probably cease to Exist, now that their wallet is 12m lighter…”
Although, in an interview with the FayettevilleFlyer, Johnathan has pointed out that the tweets were sent after the verdict.
“I didn’t really do anything wrong, so it’s kind of crazy that they’re trying to use this to get the case thrown out, I understand where they’re coming from, they lost over $12 million.” he says
The jury awarded the money to Mark Deihl and William Nystrom, two northwest Arkansas men who invested in the building company. The company sold a building material called Stoam that it claims combines the insulation qualities of foam with the strength of steel.
Their attorney, Greg Brown, said he doubts a new trial will be granted.
As for Johnathan, he’s enjoying a circuit for interviews from the likes of the NY Times and local television.