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GERRY SPENCE DAMAGE ARGUMENT IN A BIRTH INJURY CASE

## GERRY SPENCE DAMAGE ARGUMENT IN A BIRTH INJURY CASE

I’ve previously quoted from a jury argument Gerry Spence made in the trial of Hunter vs Lewis which took place in Utah in 1982. https://plaintifftriallawyertips.com/excerpts-from-gerry-spence-argument-in-hunter-v-lewis-malpractice-case The case involved a birth injury to a child. Here are some additional excerpts of his argument relating to money: I haven’t made your job easy. I’ve asked for $40 million dollars. People have said, “how could you ask for$40 million?” Some people are aghast, some even outraged, some have tried to shame me,…

EXCERPTS FROM GERRY SPENCE ARGUMENT IN HUNTER v LEWIS MALPRACTICE CASE

## EXCERPTS FROM GERRY SPENCE ARGUMENT IN HUNTER v LEWIS MALPRACTICE CASE

In 1982 Gerry Spence tried a case in Provo Utah, Hunter v. Lewis. The transcript of his opening summation has examples of persuasive ideas worth reviewing. Here are a few of them: “Now, in a little while the case of Joshua Hunter is going to be in your hands. And there’s something, however, that I want to say to you about that that’s important for you to understand; and that is: that each one of us are human beings, just…

THE ELOQUENCE OF MOE LEVINE IN JURY SUMMATION

## THE ELOQUENCE OF MOE LEVINE IN JURY SUMMATION

Moe Levine is widely recognized as one of the leading trial lawyers of his day. He was an eloquent speaker and frequent lecturer to legal audiences around the country. He developed what he called “the whole man concept” which involved his arguing to juries you cannot injure part of a man and instead injure the whole person. He also argued pain destroys the enjoyment of life. He told juries any loss of life, loss of mobility, or loss of ability,…