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Yosha Cook & Tisch
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I write this blawg (blog) as a labor of love with gratitude for the privilege to pursue my dream job as a trial attorney. I have handled all sorts of cases involving misdemeanors to ones seeking the death penalty. I have been blessed to handle civil…
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Depositions are legal proceedings which are not typically officiated by a court officer. During such affairs attorneys can behave quite badly. Such behavior can range from simple rudeness to conduct that borders on criminal conduct such as threats of…
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As a Plaintiff’s attorney you want to identify jurors who will refuse to follow the Court’s instructions directing the grant of money damages for pain and suffering. I inadvertently found something that is even more polarizing and controversial than…
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 You have a wrongful death claim and need an indisputable source of information to determine the minimum value of a human life.  Wouldn’t it be nice if the federal government published minimum values for the loss of a human life? Well, they have! The U.S.…
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An expression of regret or an apology by a Defendant is nothing new when a case doesn’t settle and finally makes it to trial.  However, should this be allowed?  Why no!  Defendants should be prohibited from expressing any apologies or statements of regret…
Why Sorry is the Badest Word…
Why Sorry is the Badest Word…
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“Cross-examination is the greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth.” – John Henry Wigmore  The existence of financial bias is a well established area of cross-examination when dealing with the credibility of witnesses and experts…
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“Trust is not simply a matter of truthfulness, or even constancy. It is also a matter of amity and goodwill. We trust those who have our best interests at heart, and mistrust those who seem deaf to our concerns.”   Gary Hamel What are the limitations on…
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Today I learned Magistrate LaRue died after leaving legacy of doing justice on the bench as fine and fair jurist.  As a private attorney she advocated for civil rights for the everyday man.  She did it for the love.   A friend of my son Al, John Overton,…
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So you loss an evidentiary argument and the court allows some potentially prejudicial evidence to be presented for some narrow purpose such as impeachment or to show intent, similar plan, motive or scheme.  So what should you do?   Indiana follows “the…
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In a recent case, the Indiana Court of Appeals held that a nurse practitioner can provide expert medical testimony in areas previously reserved to only medical doctors.  In the decision from the Indiana Court of Appeals it allowed a Nurse Practitioner to…
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