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Don't Insult the System: Second Department Orders New Trial

June 29, 2008

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Defense counsel argued that because the plaintiff's husband was collecting disability payments from the NYPD, plaintiff was now trying to "snow" the jury and "max out" the civil justice system. The Second Department held such "inflammatory comments" by counsel required a new trial on damages.


<a href="http://www.courts.state.ny.us/courts/ad2/calendar/webcal/decisions/2008/D19135.pdf">http://www.courts.state.ny.us/courts/ad2/calendar/webcal/decisions/2008/D19135.pdf</a>

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