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I Object! A Blog on Preservation of Error

July 2016

July 7, 2016 10:13 AM | Posted by Chris W. Altenbernd and James Parker-Flynn | Permalink
Every experienced civil trial lawyer knows that when the judge rules against you on an objection at trial, you need to build a record to show that the court’s ruling was not only wrong, but harmful. For generations, and in almost every jurisdiction, the “harmless” error rule has placed the burden of persuasion on the appellant to show that an error in a civil case was harmful. read more