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What can you do, if during a trial, the judge seems to be favoring the other side?


A: The short answer is: not much.
The longer answer is that the attorney must continue to make objections in order to make a record in the event you have to appeal the case. A judge in New York, as in every state, is supposed to be impartial. They are supposed to control how the case proceeds and to make rulings of law based upon what questions are asked and what evidence is being introduced. Some of those rulings may appear to go against you. Do not equate those rulings against you with how the judge feels about your particular case.

The participants in a lawsuit may get the feeling that the judge does not like their case based upon the number of rulings made against them during the trial.  However, the reality is that a judge will typically tell a jury at the beginning of the case that they are not to consider how the judge rules on objections raised during the course of trial.