I have an upcoming case where a main witness will be a woman I fired for stealing and has great resentment. She testified for opposing party in a related case where everything she said was a lie. I wanted my attorney to pursue perjury but she didn't. This case is worth a lot of money. She was the only witness. Her true testimony would seal the case but given her past testimony I am sure she will lie, support the untrue facts of the opposing party which will be devastating. Any suggestions on how to make sure she tells the truth? The outcome could be based solely on her testimony.
You should speak with your current attorney about this matter. It is not wise to post in an open forum about a case that is in active litigation. Your attorney can address the issue. If there are documents that support your claim and/or can be used to impeach this witness if she lies, I suggest gathering those documents and providing them to your current attorney.
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Unfortunately, without additional evidence there is little you could. You could impeach her while she is on the stand if your attorney has information that would be relevant, perhaps attacking her credibility. In addition, it is very difficult to prove perjury criminal charges against a person without additional evidence. Good luck.
The information you are posting here is public for anyone to read. This is not a good idea for any case that is in active litigation. Additionally, you should be asking these questions to your attorney. You need to have documented proof of your claims and let your attorney know so they can challenge her credibility in court.
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