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Both direct and circumstantial evidence are equally acceptable forms of proof

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November 7, 2014 at 7:42 am

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A party must make a timely objection to prohibit hearsay testimony

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November 6, 2014 at 9:52 am

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The net opinion rule precludes an expert from rendering an opinion based on speculation

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November 6, 2014 at 7:38 am

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A child’s statements do not need to be “corroborated” in order to be considered as proof of abuse or neglect

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November 4, 2014 at 5:37 am

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An evidentiary question on summary judgment is to be addressed before the merits of the motion

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October 22, 2014 at 9:38 am

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The weight of the evidence argument only applies to jury trials

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October 22, 2014 at 9:28 am

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In limine rulings on evidence questions should be granted only sparingly

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October 21, 2014 at 4:07 pm

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Unlike expert opinions, lay opinion testimony is limited to what was directly perceived by the witness and may not rest on otherwise inadmissible hearsay

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October 15, 2014 at 8:21 am

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An expert offers an inadmissible net opinion if he or she cannot offer objective support for his or her opinions, but testifies only to a view about a standard that is personal

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September 16, 2014 at 6:29 am

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In some cases, the jury is not competent to supply the standard by which to measure the defendant’s conduct

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September 16, 2014 at 6:28 am

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