SANDBAGGING

SANDBAGGING

sandbagging, n.

1. A trial lawyer’s remaining cagily silent when a possible error occurs at trial, with the hope of preserving an issue for appeal if the court does not correct the problem. ? Such a tactic does not usu. preserve the issue for appeal because objections must be promptly made to alert the trial judge of the possible error. [Cases: Appeal and Error 181; Criminal Law 1030(1); Federal Courts 611. C.J.S. Appeal and Error ¡ì¡ì 202, 207; Criminal Law¡ì¡ì 1682, 1684.]

2. Corporations. An antitakeover tactic wherein the target company delays a hostile bidder’s final offer by agreeing to negotiate, then prolonging bad-faith negotiations as long as possible. ¡ª sandbag, vb.


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