Expert Rulings, News, & Commentary
BullsEye is a weekly column that focuses on ethical issues surrounding the use of expert witnesses, how to best utilize experts, and the changes in relevant case law. We sift through the latest court rulings, legislation, and commentary that matter most to litigators and experts alike. To submit an original article for consideration, please email email@example.com.
Although the recent changes to Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were in part meant to eliminate the practice of hiring both a consulting and a testifying expert, ...
The conventional wisdom of locating expert witnesses is to find someone with degrees from prestigious schools, honors in their field and experience testifying. Other typical advice i...
In what proved to be a dramatic turn of events for the plaintiff in a products liability suit against pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Company, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appea...
As the dollar value of settlements increases and the margin for error decreases, the importance of presenting convincing expert testimony becomes even more vital to a successful case.
Ultimately, commercial litigation is about monetary compensation or economic damages. Even the most qualified and experienced damage experts still need some assistance from att...
Is it unethical, as an attorney, to disclose case information to a potential expert without the intention of hiring her? By making disclosures, attorneys can successfully force an ex...
Something unexpected seems to be happening in litigation – its numbers are going down. Although most predictions for 2011 said that the numbers of new cases would continue the ...
In the current age of internet marketing, blogging is often seen as an obvious choice for publicizing services. Universities gain students and donations, corporations gain customers,...
The current recipe for a courtroom TV drama includes impassioned speeches, DNA evidence and unexpected twists revealed by witnesses. When real juries fail to see these elements appea...