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`Empty Chair' Argument Costs Verdict When Plaintiff Not Allowed To Reply

Where a defense attorney lined up four empty chairs in front of a jury and argued they represented potential defendants absent from the trial, the plaintiffs' attorney should have been allowed to "retaliate" by explaining that three of the "potential" defendants had originally been sued in the case, the Missouri Court of Appeals has held. The ...