Opinions that stray outside the area of an expert's expertise can lead into dangerous territory.
The testimony of an expert retained by defense counsel was excluded by the court based on the fact that the expert's report was written by counsel.
A surprising development in a case highlighting an important lesson for parties offering experts and for opposing parties.
By Paul Smith and Trevor Phillips
In recent cases, real estate damages experts' PVD opinions have failed to pass muster.
By Jason Elster
Test your knowledge on some of the most influential cases involving expert witnesses by taking our quiz.
By Gregory L. Fordham
What makes an expert a credible witness?
The second installment of a four-part series on the standard offers a case study exploring how much independent research an expert should do when performing a damages calculation. (12:10 min)
Listen as Josias and Fahlman offer the first of four discussions on this standard. Whether you are a litigator or an expert witness this series promises to be helpful for your career. (12:08 min)
When hiring an expert, counsel must not rely solely on the expert's knowledge. Edward M. McDonough explains that attorneys should still familiarize themselves with their expert's area of interest before engaging them. (14:04 min)
Our friends at the Trial Evidence Committee are updating a survey of the standards for the admissibility of expert opinion testimony in the 50 States and the District of Columbia, with emphasis on the applicability of Daubert in each jurisdiction.
Please save the dates for the 2015 Section Annual conference to be held in New Orleans, April 15–17, 2015. We are delighted to announce that the Expert Witness Committee will be sponsoring three programs at the SAC. We will also continue our tradition of organizing a networking dinner. More details will come as we close in on the SAC.
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