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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) publishes an annual study that analyzes Daubert challenges and how they are used. The data is staggering.
To what extent must a court vet an expert witness under the Daubert standard prior to certification of a class action? The question arises regularly in federal class action litigatio...
On July 18th, the New York Law Journal published an article on the 40-year history of the Carter-Wallace test. The article addresses the background, ruling and results of Carter-Wall...
Although expert opinions must be based in fact, they are still individualized opinions and are occasionally, as the New Jersey Appellate Court stated on July 5, based on an expert&rs...
The wildly popular book Freakonomics was the result of a partnership between economist Steven D. Levitt and writer Stephen J. Dubner. This best-selling book took complex economic th...
Experts, unfortunately, are not always honest about their credentials, as numerous examples have recently proven.
A case lost, repealed or rejected because of experts is far more common than it should be, and is often caused by attorneys hiring inappropriate, under qualified or no experts. Wheth...