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Top 10 Expert Rulings of 2009
As 2009 drew close to its end, the Supreme Court turned down an opportunity to decide a case many lawyers believed could set new precedent regarding the admissibility of expert testimony.
Litigants Lag in Lining up Experts
Lawyers were quick out of the gate to file lawsuits on behalf of victims of Bernard Madoff's $50 billion Ponzi scheme.
is Recession Proof -- But are Experts?
Litigation is recession proof. That, at least, is the conventional wisdom. Can the same be said of expert witnesses? In this slumping economy, have lawyers scaled back on their use of experts?
Safe Social Networking Tips for Experts
LinkedIn. Facebook. Twitter. Blogs. Some say these social media sites offer brave new worlds of opportunity, marketing and collaboration. Others assert they are minefields full of danger for the unwary or unwitting.
Safe Social Networking Tips For Attorneys
LinkedIn. Facebook. Twitter. Blogs. Some say these social media sites offer legal professionals brave new worlds of opportunity, marketing and collaboration. Others assert they are minefields full of danger for the unwary or unwitting. So which is it?
What Happens Online Ends Up in Court
10 Cases Where Online Activity Came Back to Haunt
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. The same is not true of what happens online. With increasing regularity, litigants, lawyers, witnesses, jurors and even judges are seeing their online activities come back to haunt them in court.
Surge as Evidence in Trials
"There are three kinds of lies," Mark Twain once said, "lies, damned lies, and statistics." In the courtroom, neither lies nor damned lies have any place. Statistics, on the other hand, have never been more popular.
Top Five Expert Rulings (So Far)
Halfway through, 2009 is already shaping up to be a year of significant appellate rulings involving expert witnesses. In this edition of BullsEye, we look back over the first six months of 2009 and highlight the five most important expert rulings handed down this year – at least so far.
Experts – Stronger Cases?
The current recession has left very few segments of society or business unscathed; 2008 was a tough year for many Fortune 500 companies and AmLaw 100 firms as well as for homeowners and families.
Top Five Rulings on Experts
Much is made of the fact that Sonia Sotomayor was a federal district judge before she was named to the federal appeals court.
|An “Over-Insurance” Pandemic
The widely reported correction phase of the worldwide economy, and the real estate sector in particular, is well underway.
Your Own Experts Disagree
It happens all the time between opposing experts in litigation. One side brings on an expert to look for holes in the work of the expert on the other side.
Litigation Angle of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
President Barack Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act on January 29, 2009 (see Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 550 U.S. 618 (2007)).
of Consumer Credit Litigation
Few expert witnesses are more in demand and less in supply than the true consumer credit expert witness.
Insurance Litigation Trends in the Aftermath of the 2008
The 2008 hurricane season was the sixth most active tropical storm season recorded since data collection began in 1851.
Expert Q & A
When hurricane insurance claims require mediation or parties turn to meteorologists and structural engineers to perform forensic meteorology and weather reconstruction and opine on wind loads and wind damage, storm surge, and other weather conditions at the precise time and location when damage occurred.
Lawsuits Chase $50 Billion in Losses
Lawsuits by victims of Bernard Madoff's alleged $50 billion are already appearing on court dockets nationwide.
Expert Witness Code of Ethics
A popular perception is that expert witnesses are hired guns – that lawyers shop around until they find an expert willing to say whatever needs to be said.
Defense of the Expert Witness
Poor expert witnesses. They've been under fire lately. First there was Professor William Simon, then Professor Joseph Sanders. Then the New York Times jumped into the fray.
Value in a Shrinking Economy: the IP Audit
Conducting an IP audit is a way for a firm to assess the nature and value of its intellectual property assets.
A Lawyer's Code of Expert Ethics
Ask five lawyers an ethics question about the use of expert witnesses and you could well end up with five different answers.
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