Saturday, May 3, 2008

Plaintiff Lawyer Misconduct Causes Mistrial

Here. I think these lawyers should pay all legal costs and have their case dismissed.


Anonymous said...

I'm not sure "misconduct" is a correct term here. Did you read the comments? Obviously, the trial judge did not declare a mistrial so reasonable minds could differ. The line about getting an out-of-state expert. That seems like legitimate argument to me.

Thanks for the link to this - very intersting.

- Ron Miller

Suicide Malpractice said...

Ron: Here is the quote from the article:

"Both courts said the physician defendants were entitled to new trials and admonished the attorneys for deliberate behavior that included misrepresenting medical testimony or making irrelevant comments; harassing the defendants and expert witnesses; and improperly appealing to the juries' sympathies."

Draw me your line where vigorous advocacy ends and misconduct begins.