cross-examination cross-examination

Definition(s):

  • (n) (law) close questioning of a hostile witness in a court of law to discredit or throw a new light on the testimony already provided in direct examination

Usage(s):

  1. Under cross-examination, the former Enron chief executive was testy and combative.
  2. The prosecution's star witness survives a withering cross-examination.
  3. At the time it seemed a daring gamble: the defense rested its case without calling a single witness, relying entirely on cross-examination and closing arguments to make its points.

News

  1. Defense suggests slain Rockland mom's son may have faked evidence

    Defense attorneys grilled the son of slain Rockland mother Tina Gonsalves for nearly three hours in cross-examination on Tuesday, calling Aaron Dorsett a “pathological liar” and suggesting he may have faked evidence to make it look like someone had broken into the family’s apartment.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Rockland Standard

  2. Trial: Amazon demanded same terms from publishers as Apple

    Under cross-examination from Apple's lawyers, a key government witness -- Amazon Vice President for Kindle Content Russell Grandinetti -- undermined a key element of the Department of Justice's case against the Cupertino giant by admitting that once it decided to move to the "agency model" under pressure from publishers, it demanded exactly the same terms from the publishers as Apple had ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: MacNN

  3. HBT: Bosch reportedly sought cash from A-Rod

    Just another avenue for cross-examination of MLB’s star witness should they attempt to suspend players in the Biogenesis thing. From the Daily News : The owner of the South Florida anti-aging clinic at the center of baseball’s latest doping scandal asked embattled Yankee star Alex Rodriguez for financial help after Major League Baseball filed a lawsuit that alleged he had sold performance ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: MSNBC

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