French v. Hall
119 U.S. 152 (1888)

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French v. Hall, 119 U.S. 152 (1886)

French v. Hall

Submitted November 8, 1886

Decided November 29, 1888

119 U.S. 152

Syllabus

An attorney at law, prosecuting or defending in a civil action, is a competent witness on behalf of his client at the trial of the action.

When it is within the discretion of the court whether to admit evidence in rebuttal which might have been offered in chief, the party offering it is entitled to the exercise of the discretion at the time of the offer.

Page 119 U. S. 153

This was an action at law to recover for services claimed to have been rendered by plaintiff in error to defendant in error. Judgment for defendant, to review which this writ of error was sued out. The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.

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