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[TowerTalk] Tower info--"Duty to inform"

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower info--"Duty to inform"
From: (Larry Botkin)
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 1998 20:00:24 -0600
I've really been waiting for a chance to spread this around.

Larry         ARS N9PC

Recently reported in the Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers Journal,
>the following are questions actually asked of witnesses by attorneys
>during trials and, in certain cases, the responses given by insightful
>  1. "Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he
>      doesn't know about it until the next morning?"
>  2. "The youngest son, the twenty-year old, how old is he?"
>  3. "Were you present when your picture was taken?"
>  4. "Were you alone or by yourself?"
>  5. "Was it you or your younger brother who was killed in the war?"
>  6. "Did he kill you?"
>  7. "How far apart were the vehicles at the time of the collision?"
>  8. "You were there until the time you left, is that true?"
>  9. "How many times have you committed suicide?"
>  10. Q: "Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a
>           pulse?"
>         A: "No."
>         Q: "Did you check for blood pressure?"
>         A: "No."
>         Q: "Did you check for breathing?"
>         A: "No."
>         Q: "So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you
>             began the autopsy?"
>         A: "No."
>         Q: "How can you be so sure, Doctor?"
>         A: "Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar."
>         Q: "But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?"
>         A: "It is possible that he could have been alive and practicing
>             law somewhere."

At 07:50 PM 2/3/98 EST, you wrote:
>In a message dated 98-02-03 18:46:25 EST, writes:
>      Interesting...and true I imagine. We live in a litiguous society and
>although I'm not aware of any lawsuits along the lines you mentioned in our
>hobby, it is certainly (gulp!) possible. Maybe I should talk to my
attorney to
>see what sort of a disclaimer I need. (Hey, O'Connell - are you any help
>73,  Steve  K7LXC

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