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Charter v. Chleborad
Citation:551 F.2d 246 (8th Cir. 1977)
The plaintiff was struck by a truck while working as a highway flagman. The accident caused extensive injuries to both of the plaintiff’s legs. Surgery was performed on both legs. Both legs eventually had to be amputated. At trial, the plaintiff offered the testimony of a doctor. As a part of the defense, the defendant offered testimony of an attorney that the doctor’s reputation for truth and veracity was bad. On cross-examination the attorney testified that he did some defense work in medical malpractice cases and that some of his clients in those cases were insurance companies. The district court did not allow the plaintiff’s counsel to inquire about the names of the insurance companies.
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