HANDLING THE TRUTH-KNOWLEDGE OF RULES OF EVIDENCE IS CRITICAL TO PROPER CLAIMS EVALUATION

Written by Mark S. Yagerman and Corey A. Tavel| NYSBA Vol. 44 No.1 | Claims Management, November. 2015.

Trial lawyers love court drama in cinema. Film often mirrors life, and great movies have inspired countless individuals to become trial lawyers. An iconic example is the heated courtroom scene in a Few Good Men when Lieutenant Kaffe (Tom Cruise) grills Colonel Jessep (Jack Nicholson) on the witness stand by repeatedly asking, "Did you order the Code Red?" An agitated Jessep initially chastises, "You can't handle the truth" before loudly conceding, "You're god damn right I did!"

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