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Lawyer can't say 'fraud' to impeach during cross (access required)

A lawyer seeking to impeach a car-crash plaintiff on the witness stand cannot raise the fact that she had a prior conviction for fraud, the Virginia Supreme Court has ruled in a case of first impression. In 1971, the high court ruled that in a criminal case, the prosecution can reveal the fact that a witness ...