July 1997 - Did They Really Say That?
From John E. Haught
of Beaumont (Mehaffy & Weber), this excerpt from the deposition of a supposed eyewitness to an automobile accident who was a close friend of the plaintiff's family.
A. It's nothing out of the ordinary that I didn't, you know, go by and see Ms. Smith and Jim, you know, because, you know, I've always helped Jim out, you know - and, of course, - Ms. Smith having this Alzheimer's disease and all, you know, I always wanted to visit with her as often as possible.
Q. You say Ms. Smith has Alzheimers?
A. That's what I understand.
Q. Is she lucid?
A. No, sir. She's smart as s whip.