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I Object! A Blog on Preservation of Error


May 22, 2015 9:12 AM | Posted by Christine Davis Graves | Permalink
Preservation of Error TipsIt is often beneficial to limit the issues at trial to those that are truly disputed and to stipulate to facts that are no longer in dispute.  In some cases, for example, liability may be sharply disputed, but the amount of damages are undisputed.  In this instance, the parties can stipulate prior to trial that, if the plaintiff prevails on a certain issue, the plaintiff will be entitled to a specified amount of damages.  In the haste leading up to trial, however, certain details, such as elements of damages that are not readily apparent, may be forgotten and thus waived if not included in the stipulation. read more