Most, if not all, of today will feature Frank McCourt on the stand. David Boies will try to elicit testimony confirming Jamie's theory: the MPA was never meant to be used as he tries to today. When Boies is finished, Steve Susman will take over on cross examination. Susman is not expected to call Frank as a witness for their side of the case; why subject him to cross from Boies?
Boies and Susman take a much different approach. While Susman is a larger than life, rules are more like suggestions kind of guy, Boies is methodical and calculating. Frank's defensive tendencies--yes, no, I don't recall--seem to play right into Boies' strength. Expect him to try to get Frank into a corner, and strike with a crucial yes/no question that Frank can only answer one way.
If Frank does get done today, Jamie will take the stand. However, this is moving along at a gentle pace. Especially because the proceedings are beginning an hour late today, it wouldn't surprise me if we don't see Jamie until the middle of the day tomorrow. If you can only make it to one part of this trial, I'd strongly suggest Susman v. Jamie.
I'll be on ESPN's Outside the Lines program at noon Pacific.
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