Attorney Behavioral Issues Warranted Reversal of Trial

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Attorney Behavioral Issues Warranted Reversal of Trial

In Irizarry v. Moore (click for full text of case),  the Fifth District Court of Appeal determined that counsel for appellees stepped over the behavioral bounds enough times to warrant a reversal.  Specifically, this case stemmed from an automobile accident.  During Voir Dire, Counsel started using terms such as “guilty” and “innocent” to describe the injured party’s burden of proving the negligence action.  Based on several other interjections through out the three-day trial, the Court reversed the trial court’s verdict.