January 14, 2013
Q. In Exhibit 4, the Discharge Summary for Clearwater Medical Center, it mentions that Alex Greyjoy had attempted suicide as recently as April 2007, when in fact he had attempted suicide as recently as April 2011 (as per Exhibit 1). Is 2007 a case typo, or is that correct (ie, the Hospital recorded the wrong date in the Discharge Summary).
A. Based on the evidence in the case, Mr. Greyjoy attempted suicide on 4 prior occasions: once in 2002, 2007, 2009, and April 2011. The date in Exhibit 4 is incorrect.
Q. In Robin Snow's Affidavit, paragraph 15, Dr. Snow mentions early dementia and its effects. Nowhere in the rest of the case is this also mentioned. The context of the paragraph seems to suggest Dr. Snow is discussing a defense witness. Would it be a fair extrapolation based on Mock Trial rules to suggest it is Doctor Stark who suffers from early dementia?
Q. Can you please review the criteria for determining which witnesses are allowed to enter a piece of evidence? Are expert witnesses allowed to introduce a piece of evidence?
A. Any witness may be used to admit an exhibit, so long as counsel lays the proper foundation as to why the witness is the proper person through which to admit the exhibit. Once an exhibit is properly admitted, any witness, including an expert, competent to give testimony about the exhibit may be confronted therewith.
January 7, 2013
Q. Are any of the witnesses already designated as experts or do we have to certify them? I thought the two that came with the curriculum vitaes might already be.
A. There is no stipulation as to experts, and each proffered expert must be qualified and accepted by the Court before the witness may offer expert testimony.
October 2, 2012:
Q. Will teams be allowed to set a dollar amount for damages? I thought, in the past, that we were not allowed to specify an amount, just validate that damages existed.
A. Since damages aren't an issue, teams will not be allowed to set dollar amounts.
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