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Friday, October 02

Reported a while ago in the Massachusetts Bar Association Journal, the following are 5 questions actually asked of witnesses by attorneys during trials and, in one case, the response given by an insightful witness:

  • "Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep he doesn't know about it until next morning?"
  • "The youngest son, the twenty-year old, how old is he?"
  • "Were you present when your picture was taken?"
  • "Was it you or your younger brother who was killed during the war?"
  • Q: "Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for pulse?"
    A: "No."
    Q: "Did you check for blood pressure?"
    A: "No."
    Q: Did you check for breathing?"
    A: "No."
    Q: "So, then it is entirely possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?"
    A: "No."
    Q: "How can you be so sure, Doctor?"
    A: "Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar."
    Q: "But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?"
    A: "It is possible that he could have been alive and practising law somewhere."

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