State of Alabama (1995).
Client’s daughter was coached by father and ex-husband to falsely accuse mother of sexual abuse. Child’s therapist engaged in unprofessional and improper questioning of child, leading child to believe she had been abused. Using expert witnesses to analyze the history of contacts between child and therapist, I filed a pretrial motion requesting a taint hearing to determine whether the child’s testimony was so tainted by the improper questioning to be inadmissible in court. Result was that all charges were dropped.