Elderly Witnesses Can Create Delicate Situations at Trial, Sal Army Case Shows

Having an elderly witness break into tears during cross-examination has the potential to infuriate juries, or humanize otherwise unsympathetic witnesses, and, according to several trial lawyers, attorneys handling those witnesses should use caution.

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane waves as she enters the Montgomery County courtroom on Thursday, August 11, 2016, to continue her trial in Norristown, Pa. Kane, a first-term Democrat, is accused of leaking secret grand jury documents to the press and lying about it under oath. (Art Gentile/Bucks County Courier Times via AP, Pool)
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  • PLW People in the News—Oct. 28, 2016—Eastburn and Gray

    Eastburn and Gray's Robert R. Watson Jr., a shareholder in the firm's construction law practice group, presented a seminar titled "Introduction to the New Construction Notices Directory" to members of the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. Eastern Pennsylvania chapter.

  • $2.6M Verdict for Trooper in Defective Gun Holster Case

    By Max Mitchell

    A Philadelphia jury has hit a firearms accessories manufacturer with a $2.6 million verdict for an allegedly defective holster that caused a state trooper's gun to fire into his leg while he was exiting his vehicle.

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    In the Legal's Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals & Health Care supplement, articles focus on the future of 3D printing in the industry, personal health technology and medical marijuana.

  • GC Compensation

    In The Legal’s GC Compensation supplement find out how general counsel ranked in the state, read about salaries in Pennsylvania and the state of regulation.

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Hank Grezlak, editor-in-chief of The Legal Intelligencer, discusses the economic outlook for 2016 before the Legal Marketing Association, Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter.
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