When the prevailing party in a lawsuit reaches a successful outcome at trial, they can file a “Motion to Tax Costs,” and ask the judge to allow the costs for the trial presentation equipment, technical services, and exhibit boards in addition to the jury verdict. Such a reasonable award of costs might include “an award of the reasonable expenses of preparing maps, charts, graphs, photographs, motion pictures, Photostats, and kindred materials” which commonly include multimedia evidence systems, and graphic boards or services.* While these costs are completely at the discretion of the judge, it is not uncommon for the modern day judge ...

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