October 1995 - Did They Really Say That?
Here are a few examples - questions and answers that actually happened in depositions or trials
- from my past et cetera columns.
But Did You Recover?
Q. What did the doctor tell you about your condition?
A. That I had worked up a bad case of lazy.
And the Lawyers
Q. Now, Mrs. Johnson, how was your first marriage terminated?
A. By death.
Q. And by whose death was it terminated?
Death and Experts
Q. Now, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, in most
cases, he just passes quietly away and doesn't know anything about it
until the next morning?
Q. Mr. Slattery, you went on a rather elaborate honeymoon, didn't you?
A. I went to Europe, sir.
Q. You took your new wife?
And the Child Witness
Q. And lastly, Gary, all of your responses must be oral, okay? What school do you go to?
Q. And where do you live?