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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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CROSS EXAMINATION OF DEFENSE LIFE EXPECTANCY EXPERT

CROSS EXAMINATION OF DEFENSE LIFE EXPECTANCY EXPERT

     Here in very rough draft form, is an outline from one of my cases involving a defense expert on life expectancy. Modify and revise it to fit your case situation. The issue of both economic and non economic damage are impacted by this kind of witness  CROSS EXAM DEFENSE LIFE EXPECTANCY EXPERT . A.COLLATERAL ATTACK NOTE: SEE DEPO OUTLINE FIRST . 1.HOW MANY HOURS TO DATE HOW MUCH IS HOURLY RATE 2.TOTAL FEES TO DATE 3.NUMBER OF TIMES TESTIFIED FOR…

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EVASIVE WITNESSES

EVASIVE WITNESSES

Recently plaintiff’s attorney Rick Friedman shared an article from the defense publication ” For the Defense” published in December 2015 entitled ”Strategies for Responding to Reptile Theory Questions” by John R. Crawford and Benjamin A. Johnson. file:///C:/Users/pnl/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/EEHZ7017/Strategies-for-Responding-to-Reptile-Theory­Questions-compressed.pdf The article is written in response to David Ball and Don C. Keenan’s book Reptile: The 2009 Manual of the Plaintiff’s Revolution.” The authors summarize the concept in the book as: “In brief, the theory calls for convincing jurors that a defendant’s conduct…

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