Monday, June 25, 2012

What, Me Worry?

The fine Florida blog SunEthics has a post about a decision of the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeals in a case involving issues of the conduct of defense counsel in a civil case.

The majority opinion consists of one word in all caps- AFFIRMED.

A dissent would reverse, concluding that defense counsel engaged in misconduct throughout the trial. Among the lowlights was a suggestion to the jury that plaintiff's expert looked like Alfred E. Neumann and was the "Costco of experts."

In closing argument, defense counsel not only demeaned the plaintiff's expert but "pointed out to the jury that he knew things about the case that they did not know." (Mike Frisch)

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