Evidence

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Corroborating Evidence: Credibility Enhancers

Published on November 30th, 2012 | by Trey Cox

Corroborating evidence are those exhibits that validate or corroborate the testimony of your witnesses.  For example, the issue is whether to believe Defendant Mr. Jones’ testimony about who was present at a meeting in Chicago, Illinois ... Read More


Trial Presentations

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Essential Evidence: Admit Them or You Lose

Published on November 23rd, 2012 | by The Jury Rules

By essential evidence, I mean those documents that are essential to establishing an element of your claim or defense.  For example, in Texas under the Civil Practice & Remedies Code as a prerequisite to recover attorneys’ ... Read More


Admissibility

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How to Deal with an Admissible Blurt-Out

Published on November 16th, 2012 | by Trey Cox

If the blurt-out is legal in the case – as in the above example – then the only objection the examiner has is “non-responsive” because it was not called for by that particular questions.  No matter ... Read More


Admissibility

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How to Deal with an Inadmissible Blurt-Out

Published on November 9th, 2012 | by Trey Cox

When a witness volunteers an answer that is both non-responsive and information that is not properly in the record – containing material that you have a right to have excluded from the case – then you ... Read More


Objections

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Objecting To Win

Published on November 2nd, 2012 | by Trey Cox

No evidentiary discussion would be complete without a few thoughts on objections.  One of the major skills that you developed in law school was how to spot issues.  Back in law school, your issue-spotting acumen served ... Read More


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