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How to deal with unexpected testimony on direct examination – Part 1 Refreshing Recollection

How to deal with unexpected testimony on direct examination -Part 1 – Refreshing Recollection You call your last witness and things are going great. A verdict in your client’s favor will be soon to follow.  All you have to do

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Posted in Trial

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

Guess Who’s Coming to the Deposition?

I was about to start a deposition at Stained Glass Factory located somewhere between Syracuse and Utica. The owner of the factory decided he wanted to sit in on the deposition of one of his employees. As a new associate,

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Posted in Litigation

Repeat Offender – Community-Based Prosecution

A few months ago, the Philadelphia Criminal Court System underwent a profound change.  The recently-elected Philadelphia District Attorney, Seth Williams, decided to move to a community-based prosecution model.  The theory is that the prosecutors will have a better understanding of

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Posted in Prosecution & Defense

The ups and downs of Upjohn

Good morning Mr. Employee.  Thank you for meeting with me.   Sitting next to me is Ms. Auditor and she will be taking notes of our interview.  I am the lawyer for the company you work for.  I’m here to ask

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Posted in Privilege

Strike that.

Everyone’s parents had a seemingly different remedy for the hiccups.  I had to hold my arms straight in the air while my mother slowly poured a glass of milk into my mouth. There would be a brief pause — she

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Posted in Trial
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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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