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I Object! A Blog on Preservation of Error

March 2018

March 23, 2018 10:43 AM | Posted by Joseph H. Lang, Jr. and Ben Stearns | Permalink

It’s a cardinal rule that to preserve an argument at trial, counsel must make a contemporaneous objection. Even cardinal rules, however, have their exceptions.

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March 6, 2018 10:11 AM | Posted by Richard Ovelmen and Rachel Oostendorp | Permalink

Appellate attorneys (hopefully!) understand the need to preserve arguments for appeal by raising them before the trial court and in their opening briefing. But what about the difference between waiver and forfeiture of arguments, and the impact it makes on an appellate court's review?

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