Trial “spectacle”

June 22, 2012

  • 388 Trial
  • 388V Arguments and Conduct of Counsel
  • 388k106 k. Control by Court in General.

388 TrialTrial court, as well as appellate courts, have duty of preventing trials from degenerating into “catch-as-catch-can, no-holds-barred spectacle not unlike a modern wrestling match.”
Hemmenway v. Skibo, 498 S.W.2d 9 (Tex. Civ. App. 1973)
Suggested by Ben Frisch, Senior Attorney Editor, Westlaw