You're watching the opening in a trial here in New York. You learn it's a medical malpractice case and the injured victim suffered permanent disabling injuries.
You notice the formality in the courtroom but importantly, you notice the plaintiff's trial attorney never refers to his adversary by name.
Instead, he calls him "Counsellor," or "My opponent." Sometimes he calls him "The Defendant" or "Defense counsel."
You don't pay much attention to that since the facts of the case are so interesting. Yet all through the case, he never refers to his opponent by his name. How unusual. Or is it?
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