- Jan 10, 2011
- Reaction score
You could be right. CV didn't strike me as rude or abrupt at all, but maybe some of the jurors will think so.Let me state first of all that i think AH is a liar and I hope she loses. That said, I disagree with the above assessments of JDs attorney. I found her to be abrupt and rude and feel if she doesn't tone it down, it won't sit well with the jury.
The reason she didn't seem abrupt to me is because she started out very polite and patient, but AH tried to take advantage of that, and kept answering by REWORDING CV's questions.
I think it was fine for CV to stand firm and require AH to use the correct terms and answer the questions as asked, instead of twisting the words.
For example, CV asked if AH had ever made that 'donation' to children's hospital. And AH answered ' YES, I pledged 4 million dollars.'
CV had to call AH out for trying to substitute terms which changed the meaning of her answer. I thought CV was patient but firm and she forced AH to admit she never paid any of that money. That was an important point.
I liked the way CV handled that exchange, but we don't know how the jury will respond.
Did you feel like the attorney should have just let it go and moved on?