Sunday, August 29, 2010
Verdict reversed because of plaintiff's lawyer's comments
For the second time this month, the 3rd District Court of Appeal in Florida has issued a reversal because of inflammatory arguments by an attorney. In this case, the defendants admitted liability, but that did not stop the plaintiff's attorney from making arguments to disparage the defendants as greedy, arrogant and callous corporate types who had no intention of compensating the plaintiff for his injuries. In trial, he said the defendants kicked the plaintiff "out on the street like a dog"; complained of "corporate arrogance and corporate greed"; and called defense attorneys "slick talkers." Go here for the full story.