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OBJECTION CHEAT SHEET

OBJECTIONS T0 THE WITNESS


Info will not help Trier of fact Insufficient foundation to qualify expert Not beyond experience of layperson New scientific technique not qualified Opinion based on unreasonable material Incompetent Witness Inability to observe, remember & communicate Inability to understand duty to tell truth No personal knowledge lawyer as Witness Judge as witness Lacks expert qualification

PRIVILEGES
Trade Secrets Attorney - Client Marital Communication Doctor - Patient Confessor - Confessant Waiver of Privilege Self-incrimination

RESPONSE TO OBJECTION
Relevant COMPETENT TO TESTIFY Exception to Hearsay Party Admission Waiver of Privilege

MOTION TO STRIKE
Answer inadmissible Nonresponsive Evidence inadmissible No time to object Insufficient foundation Witness unavailable for Cross

OBEJECTIONS TO FORM AN ANSWER


Argumentative Narrative Nonresponsive Assuming Facts Not in Evidence Speculation Inconsistent with Pleadings Parol Evidence Rule Violated Best Evidence Rule Violated Privilege Stipulation Violated Hearsay Not the best evidence Beyond the scope of direct Beyond the scope of cross Document speaks for itself

OBJECTIONS TO EXHIBIT
Confuses the issues Cumulative - Needless Presentation Evidence Speaks for Itself Excluded by Pretrial Order Lack of Authentication Improper Character evidence Irrelevant (Immaterial) Hearsay