For over a decade, there's been an increasing debate among legal practitioners regarding the practice of appraisal arbitrage.
Was statistical evidence appropriately used in certifying a class of workers?
The courts have repeated stressed its need in cases involving utility patents.
A recent decision in the Target litigation reaffirms the validity of two-track investigations.
By Joshua Dalman
The perspective of a digital forensics examiner.
By Gary Friedman, David Greenbaum, and Brian Sullivan
Some implications of the 2010 amendments, the use of experts in class certification, and some practical advice to manage costs of expert services.
Jury selection may not be as glamourous as the actual trial, but it is crucial for success. Hear veteran litigator Darren Vanpuybrouck explain why Baston Challenges, even if not accepted, are a powerful tool in both criminal and civil matters. (6:04 min)
Though consultants may have conflicts of interest, just like lawyers, the same rules do not apply. Pepper Allgood analyzes the developing consensus among courts concerning the rules they will apply under their inherent judicial authority to regulate expert conflicts. (10:28 min)
In her field of environmental law, Meaghan Boyd uses expert witnesses for most of her cases. Listen to the five tips she developed through her years of experience in retaining experts. (8:23 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.
We are always in need of informative, topical material for both our newsletter and our committee website.