Judge Doubts Drowsy Juror, Mask Rules Warrant New VC Trial

By Dorothy Atkins (March 1, 2024, 7:15 PM EST) -- A California federal judge expressed doubts Friday over claims that self-described "millennial" venture capitalist Michael Rothenberg deserves a new trial because of a drowsy juror and the court's COVID-19 mask rules, saying he disagrees that the juror was asleep and "welcomes" the Ninth Circuit's guidance on courtroom-masking requirements....

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