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Month: October 2020

WITNESS EXAMINATION LESSONS FROM A 60 MINUTES PROGRAM INTERVIEW WITH DONALD TRUMP

WITNESS EXAMINATION LESSONS FROM A 60 MINUTES PROGRAM INTERVIEW WITH DONALD TRUMP

On October 25th the television program 60 Minutes featured an interview with President Donald Trump. It was ended when Trump got up and left over the questions. The interview, by Leslie Stahl was not unlike the experience of having an out of control evasive expert to cross-examine. Here are my observations about lessons we might learn that would assist us in our cross examinations of difficult witnesses. First, what are your goals & prepare For It. You need to know…

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DEPOSTION OF TREATING DOCTOR WHO REFUSED TO MEET WITH PATIENT’S ATTORNEY

DEPOSTION OF TREATING DOCTOR WHO REFUSED TO MEET WITH PATIENT’S ATTORNEY

Have you had the experience of your client’s physician refusing to meet with you or discuss your client’s medical treatment? While it doesn’t happen frequently, in my experience, it has happened. Your choice is to schedule a deposition of your own client’s treating doctor if you want information. It also presents an issue of what to do at trial when you have to subpoena the reluctant doctor to testify. It will be obvious this is not a friendly witness, What…

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