News & Politics
But it gets worse. Plaintiff’s expert witness, Dr. Aengst, was also defense counsel’s client in several malpractice actions against him! Despite that (and despite her duty of loyalty to him), defense counsel, Constance A. Endelicato (a partner at her law firm), absolutely devastated Dr. Aengst on the witness stand, largely through her own improper testimony (based on inadmissible evidence) about the malpractice cases against him, including at least some in which she represented him! I have never seen stronger disapproval in an appellate court opinion. Not only did the Court order its clerk to report her to the state bar, but it ordered her to report herself! Hernandez v. Paicius is worth the time it will take to read it. And I’ll bet you won’t stop reading until the end!
The bitter end for the plaintiffs came when the defense prevailed with a directed verdict acquitting the station that employed the news director, all but eliminating the couple’s chances of collecting any of the money from the imprisoned defendant,” The National Law Journal reports here. Apparently, news director Don Feldman engaged in some rather extreme behavior . . . .