Evidence-Wellborn SU2006 Outline

Example inadmissible the introduction of evidence

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Unformatted text preview: issue in the case) Example Inadmissible. Evidence that bank recovered its investment confused issue of intent to defraud. Example- Inadmissible. The introduction of evidence about subsequent changes in the product or its design threatens to confuse the jury by diverting its attention from whether the product was defective at the relevant time to what was done later! key! 2. Misleading the jury: Cases invoking the danger of misleading the jury often refer to the possibility that the jury might attach undue weight to the evidence. Example- Inadmissible. Government report on safety of tire excluded under Rule 403 because the "jury may have been influenced by the official character of the report to afford it greater weight than it was worth." Example Polygraphs. Danger that the jury may overvalue polygraph results as indicator of truthfulness because of the machine's scientific nature. Example findings in a sanctions order from a previous trial. Jury is likely to give special weight to judicial findings merely because they are judicial findings. 3. Undue delay, waste of time, or needless presentation of cumulative evidence: Example evidence of the prior judgment was cumulative because th...
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This note was uploaded on 08/28/2008 for the course N 483 taught by Professor Wellborn during the Summer '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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