Tag Archives: expert witnesses

Turning expert witnesses’ data into meaningful testimony

Lawyers care about an expert’s credentials, how the expert’s opinions support their case, and the expert’s ability to withstand cross-examination. Experts care about their reputation and how to balance objectivity with assisting their client’s case. Jurors just want to figure ...

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Redefining expert witness credibility for juries

Juries routinely dismiss expert testimony due to credibility problems, incomprehensibility, or simply because it is cancelled out by another expert’s testimony. This leads to a number of important questions for the attorney and the expert in presenting testimony at trial. ...

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Ford rollover plaintiffs need expert testimony to proceed

Plaintiffs who sustained injuries in the rollover of a Ford Explorer could not proceed without expert witnesses, even though they sued under a consumer expectation theory of product liability, the 7th Circuit has ruled in affirming a summary judgment.

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Expert witness preparation after the 2010 amendments

Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which broadly addresses the scope of permissible discovery and the basic rules of the road, has been thoroughly overhauled several times and tweaked almost continuously since its original inclusion in the ...

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