4 Tips For Prepping A Witness Without Crossing The Line

By Erin Coe (May 7, 2014, 4:05 PM EDT) -- Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP attorneys were rapped over the knuckles by a judge for coaching a witness in the Apple Inc.-Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. trial, and while attorneys always walk a fine line between responsibly preparing a witness and improperly drilling, experts say lawyers can avoid a court's wrath if they follow these tips.

Last month, the California federal judge overseeing the smartphone patent case blasted Samsung attorneys with Quinn Emanuel for "thoroughly prepping" a patent expert to testify that he had always agreed with another judge's interpretation of Apple's "quick links" patent. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh found...

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