So, I need to reply to a motion. How much exposition should/should not be included? Basically, if I say the x is irrational, manipulative, etc., will the court look down upon these comments? Or is getting a little nasty par for the course? I back up the irrational and contradictory behavior with examples and facts, but should I actually say the x is irrational, inconsistent, etc.? Thank you.
Keep it truthful but tactful. Correct not condescending. Right not righteous . And you'll be allright
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That being said, attorney Detzky gave you good advice. The Court will not be interested in name calling - but if you can point out inconsistencies, you will help yourself. If there is evidence that the other side's arguments or facts are false or incorrect, set that out logically and clearly. Do not throw a written tantrum - keep it to the facts only if possible.
/Christopher E. Ezold/
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