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    Defense Counsel's Unacceptable Conduct in This Personal Injury Trial Warranted the Trial Judge's Ordering a New Trial (After the Verdict) in the Interests of Justice

    The First Department concluded the verdict was probably a compromise and the defense attorney's conduct deprived plaintiff of a fair trial: “In ordering a new trial, the trial court concluded that defense counsel's conduct was ‘so extreme and pervasive as to make it inconceivable that it did not substantially affect the fairness of the trial.’ Also, such conduct ‘occurred in front of the jury, created a hostile atmosphere and persisted despite the court threatening to impose sanctions and to hold counsel in contempt.’ Smith v. Rudolph, 2017 N.Y. Slip Op. 02957, 1st Dept 4-18-17

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    New York appellate courts release, on average, between 150 and 200 decisions per week. The CasePrepPlus service summarizes the most significant decisions, which include substantive discussions of the facts and the law, into one-paragraph summaries, which are prefaced by succinct headings, allowing the reader to quickly decide whether a case is of interest. Each summary is linked to the full decision. Keeping up with the decisions released the week before, a process which could easily take an individual attorney numerous hours every week, takes only minutes with CasePrepPlus.

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