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Strike That. Objecting to Yourself. Eddie and Opening Day.

By Hayes Hunt Eddie Ohlbaum, my close friend, recently passed away.  He loved trial work, teaching at Temple Law and advocating for the indigent.  He also loved the Brooklyn Dodgers.  I called him for his input when I wrote my first article for

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The “W” Words of Direct Examination

By Benjamin E. Zuckerman As any trial lawyer knows, direct exams are often more difficult than cross.  During cross-examination you are in charge.  You make the witness tell your story by asking her leading questions that let you control the

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Posted in Trial

Witness Preparation – Ask Your Questions. Get the Right Answer

Witness preparation is one of the most important components of trial and litigation practice.  A simple but overlooked part of preparation is asking your witness your actual questions.  You may have two or twenty essential questions that you must ask

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Will, Kate and Royal Prenuptials

  By Jennifer Brandt We all sat transfixed last week as Will and Kate finally tied the knot.  The pageantry and revelry accompanying their wedding was a fairy tale brought to life.  But, what went on between the couple in those

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Posted in Litigation

Galleon Trial: Declawing Cross Examination

  Last week during the insider-trading trial of Raj Rajaratnam, the defense called Rick Schutte, Galleon’s former president of U.S. operations.  Chad Bray of the Wall Street Journal wrote an informative article “Questions Over Defense Move: A Witness for Rajaratnam

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Posted in Trial

Corporate Mutiny of the Whistleblower’s Bounty

  Recently, GlaxoSmithKline agreed to pay $750 million to resolve criminal and civil charges brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ).  The case centered on the sale of contaminated products which were manufactured at a factory located in Puerto Rico. 

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Posted in Corporate Compliance

CON MAN CLIENT

New York Times reporters Eric Lichtblau and James Risen wrote a front-page article about Dennis Montgomery, a computer programmer, who received $20 million from the US Government for software that was supposed to thwart terrorism.  The article suggests that Mr. Montgomery’s technology may

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Posted in Ethics & Professional Conduct

The King’s Speech – A Trial Lawyer’s Stutter

By Dave Walton The King’s Speech just won the Academy Award for Best Picture.  People are now interested in the story about King George VI who had a speech impediment (a stutter) and his fight to overcome his stutter and

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Changes, Cha-Cha-Changes – Deponent review and signature

Judge Martin C. Carlson of the Middle District of PA, sanctioned two non-party witnesses for providing false and misleading deposition testimony. According to Judge Carlson’s opinion the witnesses’ lies were not revealed until errata sheets were submitted by defense counsel.  It reminded

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Posted in Depositions

Dear Esquire,

As lawyers, we pride ourselves on using precise words in our writing and speech.  That is why I am astounded by the frequent misuse of the word “esquire”.  I fully admit that I wrote “Esq.” the first time I signed

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Posted in The Practice of Law
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Hayes Hunt concentrates his practice in the representation of individuals, corporations and executives in a wide variety of federal and state criminal law and regulatory enforcement matters as well as complex civil litigation. Hayes is a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department as well as its Criminal Defense and Governmental Investigations Group.
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