June 21, 2017 Top Story

Pushing the Limits on Cross-Examination

Sanctions reversed despite repeated sustained objections regarding mental history

By Joseph P. Beckman

A recent decision from the New York State Court of Appeals raises interesting questions about how far is too far in cross-examination.

The opinion also presents interesting ethics and trial strategy considerations for practitioners to consider when confronting a similar legal issue in trial, according to one ABA Section of Litigation leader, who also offers tips on how to overcome these type of trial challenges.

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