Illinois Appellate Reports; Official Reports of the Illinois Appellate Courts Volume 177

Illinois Appellate Reports; Official Reports of the Illinois Appellate Courts Volume 177

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...under the overturned wagon, and defendant's car had to be run back in order to take the decedent from under the wreck of the wagon. Objection to the question was sustained, and no answer was given. Ve do not think the ruling of the court was improper, or that defendant was injured by the question. Defendant's counsel asked the following question of the witness Tamillo: "Your wife is a relative of Miss Christine Schroeder, isn't she?" The court sustained an objection to the question. Complaint is made that the objection was sustained. The defendant, however, took no exception to the ruling, and the ruling is, therefore, not preserved for reVl8W. Defendant urges that it was error for the plaintiff to ask the car conductor Kortaz if at the inquest on decedent's death he had said anything about tracks, and the reason urged is that the witness would respond only to interrogatories propounded to him, and without evidence that he was asked and had an opportu nity to answer in regard to that subject, it was improper'to ask him if he had said anything about the tracks. We think there is no basis to this claim. It may be true that the witness responded only to interrogatories at the inquest, but if the answer of the witness to the question was unsatisfactory to the defendant, he had an opportunity by cross-examination to inquire of the witness whether or not at the inquest he had been asked anything about the tracks. He did not so do. Mr. Kennedy, one of the original attorneys in the case, was asked on cross-examination the question: "You've got this case on a contingent basis, haven't you?" An objection to the question was sustained by the court. The defendant, however, preserved no...show more

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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937953
  • 9781236937957