I'd like to understand the impeachment of a respondent in a civil hearing through an example. Let's say you are the respondent in court bec someone claimed you threatened them and are now suing you for, say, emotional distress. You state in court that you never threatened anyone in your life. Then the accuser brings in a witness who testified that you threatened him/her in a different incident a year ago. Since "threatening" is subjective (some may not perceive giving another their 2 cents as threatening, while others may perceive someone with a booming voice and a strong opinion as a threatening), does the witness' testimony impeach the respondent's credibility in this example? Looking for a straightforward answer specific to the example only.
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