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Every trial lawyer knows it’s not OK to make emotional appeals to jurors. But, as a recent report by Cedra Mayfield points out, many arguments fall into a mysterious gray area and can result in a mistrial or reversed judgment if litigators —either inadvertently or in the heat of the moment — push too hard.