Today’s post finishes up on how to preserve objections to wrongly admitted or excluded evidence. It discusses wrongly excluded evidence and prejudice. Continue reading
This week’s posts focus on challenges to evidence, including the contemporaneous objection rule.
In an appeal that I handled last year, opposing counsel argued on appeal that a witness’s testimony was unduly prejudicial and cumulative. But there was no objection at trial. The Court of Appeals held that counsel waived the issue by failing to object when the evidence was offered. Curtis v. Blake, 392 S.C. 494, 503, 709 S.E.2d 79, 83-84 (Ct.App. 2011). See also Rule 103(a)(1), SCRE (requiring a timely objection or motion to strike to claim error). Continue reading
South Carolina generally requires parties to raise an issue at trial to later raise it on appeal. How do you do that if you want to challenge a claim or defense? Continue reading