IMS Consulted by 3 Major News Outlets in Elizabeth Holmes Fraud Trial

September 7, 2021

IMS Senior Director of Jury Consulting Merrie Jo Pitera, PhD and IMS Jury Consulting Advisor Christina Marinakas, JD, PsyD were recently asked for comment by NBC News, Reuters, and Bloomberg on the jury selection process for the fraud trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in San Jose, California.

In the articles below, Merrie Jo and Christina share their expertise on the potential impact of vaccination requirements on jury impartiality, the likely elimination of jurors with anti-corporate biases, and the use of social media to assess jurors’ views on domestic abuse.

Theranos judge requires COVID shots for jurors, but will that skew the jury pool? | Reuters

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes’ claims of abuse may complicate jury selection | NBCnews.com

Jury for Elizabeth Holmes fraud trial is selected, judge says | Bloombergquint.com

Elizabeth Holmes is transformed from CEO to victim for jurors | Bloombergquint.com

With jury selection complete and opening statements set for September 8, 2021, we will soon discover how the issues of vaccination status and juror biases may affect the trial outcome.

Learn more about IMS’s jury consulting services here.

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