De Novo: A Virginia Appellate Law Blog

De Novo: A Virginia Appellate Law Blog

Jay O’Keeffe practices with Johnson, Rosen & O’Keeffe LLC. in Roanoke, Virginia, where he splits his time between appellate and business litigation. read more

Tag Archives: Evidence

Appealing Evidentiary Rulings, Part 2: My Objection Was Overruled–Now What?

Posted in Appellate Practice, Preservation of Error
A few weeks back, we wrote about appealing evidentiary rulings. That post generated a pretty obvious follow-up question: What do you do when your (clearly correct) objection is overruled, and the bad guys are allowed to introduce their (wildly improper) evidence? The problem may be most starkly presented when you file a motion in limine, stating a detailed… Continue Reading

Appealing Evidentiary Rulings

Posted in Appellate Practice
As every trial lawyer knows, judges are human. They will, from time to time, make mistakes. Often those mistakes will manifest themselves as mistaken evidentiary rulings. The judge may exclude a piece of evidence that should have come in, or allow the jury to hear something that it shouldn’t. Given the volume of evidentiary issues… Continue Reading