• Caldwell v. Cablevision Systems Corp.: The New York Court of Appeals Rules that High-Paid Witness Testimony is Admissible, But May Require a Jury Charge as to Potential Bias
  • February 13, 2013 | Authors: Charles A. Gilman; Jonathan I. Mark; John J. Schuster
  • Law Firm: Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP - New York Office
  • In a unanimous decision written by Judge Eugene Pigott, the New York Court of Appeals held in Caldwell v. Cablevision Systems Corp. that the testimony of a subpoenaed fact witness receiving a fee substantially greater than the minimum fee requirements of CPLR 8001 is generally admissible, but may require a jury charge as to the witness’s potential bias “in light of the perceived excessiveness of the fee.”