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Fairfax Injury Lawyer Brien Roche Addresses Witnesses-Miscellaneous

Brien Roche

This page within Virginia Tort Case Law is a compilation of cases reported by the Virginia Supreme Court and summarized by Brien Roche dealing with the topic of Witnesses-Miscellaneous.   

1980 Newton v. Veney & Raines, 220 Va. 947, 265 S.E.2d 707.

Where there is variance in testimony of witnesses introduced, party may ask jury to accept that which is most favorable.

1968 Jordan v. Taylor, 209 Va. 43, 161 S.E.2d 790.

Witness viewed accident through rear view mirror and was asked whether accident scene was consistent with what he saw. Improper because it tends to bolster witness credibility.

1958 Mawyer v. Thomas, 199 Va. 897, 103 S.E.2d 217.

Refusal to allow witness to point out on photo what she had previously testified about on grounds it would be repetitious was within trial court’s discretion.

1946 Atlantic Greyhound Corp. v. Shelton, 184 Va. 684, 36 S.E.2d 625.

Not every witness is master of expression and it sometimes happens that under skillful cross-examination witness may unintentionally say something that may appear to be inconsistent with prior statements. Jury however can make proper allowances for this.

For more information on witnesses see the pages on Wikipedia.

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