- ?Lv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
THE RAINMAKER (1997).
Q:**************** direct of plaintiff's mother**************
Bailiff: Do you solemnly swear the testimony you are about to give in this cause will be the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you God?
A: Yes I do.
Bailiff: You may take the stand.
Judge: Please state your name for the record.
A: Mrs. Marjorie Black
Q: Now, Mrs. Black, you are the mother of Donny Ray Black, who recently died of Acute Mycyclitic Leukemia, because the defendant, Great Benefit--
Def. Atty: Objection. Leading.
Q: Your son, Donny Ray, needed an operation--
Def. Atty: Objection, leading.
Q: Mrs. Black did you purchase this medical policy because you were concerned about medical care for your son--
Def. Atty: Objection. I'm sorry, your honor. Leading.
Judge: Mr. Baylor. Why don't you show her the policy and ask her why she bought it?
Q: Okay. (Baylor walks up to the witness box.)
Judge: Mr. Baylor. You must ask to approach the witness.
Pl. Atty: Sorry, your honor. (Laughter from the Great Benefit lawyers.) Permission to approach the witness.
Judge: You may.
(In the background, a slide of the deceased with the words "Stupid, stupid, stupid" enlarged over it.)
Pl. Atty: Read it again.
Def. Atty: Objection. Repetitious, your Honor.
************** Cross ***********.
Def. Atty (to Baylor) Please remove that exhibit.
Q: Mrs. Black, why did you sue Great Benefits for 10 million dollars?
A: Is that all?
Q: I beg your pardon?
A: I thought it was more than that.
Q: Is that so?
A: Yes sir, your client has about a billion dollars and your client killed my son. I wanted to sue for a whole lot more.
Q: What would you do with the money if this jury awards you 10 million dollars? What you gonna do with the money?
A: I'm going to give it to the American Leukemia Society, every cent. I don't want a dime of your stinking money.
Def. Atty: You realize you are under oath, Mrs. Black. Approach the witness, your honor?
Judge: You may.
- KyleLv 61 decade ago
很完整的美國法庭開庭過程Source(s): Runaway Jury
- 1 decade ago