Declarer takes a card from their hand!
This happened today. Declarer called for the Ace spades from dummy. opponent bid then declarer pulled her card - happened to be King of spades, not mechanical error but memory loss or similar. I get called to the table and declarer is waving her card around.
Dummy claims it was not played, not seen ect. but rho claims to have seen the card. I ruled that the card was played. Dummy comes over to my table and states that he wants to know which law applies - I told him I would bring it to him at the tea break, which I did from the 2017 Law book.
He then claimed that declarer had barely lifted the card from their hand. I offered to speak to their opponents. Individually, both opponents said they saw the face of the card. Dummy, at the end of the session tells me I am wrong. I told him I was not prepared to accuse anyone of telling "fibs" but I did consult with another director who agreed my ruling was correct. Then dummy tells me he will supply a paper from a top TD which explains why I am wrong.
Any suggestions apart from reading the so called top TD's view on the matter?