Appellate Practice

Pyrrhic Victories Are to Be Avoided

, New York Law Journal


Appellate Practice columnists Thomas R. Newman and Steven J. Ahmuty Jr. use two recent cases to remind practitioners that it cannot be counted a victory if a favorable verdict is set aside by the trial or appellate court after a lengthy trial and the case must be retried at considerable expense, loss of time and renewed mental and emotional strain on the injured party or his or her survivors—all because of counsel's avoidable error.

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