West Headnote of the Day – October 12, 2010

October 12, 2010

West's Key 170A Federal Civil Procedure
West's Key 170AXV Trial
West's Key 170AXV(A) In General
West's Key 170Ak1951.8 k. Requisites of fair trial.

170A Federal Civil ProcedureTrial judge has duty not only to afford parties a fair trial, but also to conduct the proceedings with such poise and dignity and evident impartiality that, so far as is reasonably possible, the parties may leave the court room with the feeling that they have been given a fair trial.
F. W. Woolworth Co. v. Contemporary Arts, 193 F.2d 162 (1st Cir. 1951)