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.
It is a common litigation scenario: One side's expert makes an assertion while the opposing expert declares the opposite. In such a scenario, when the two experts disagree, is su...
Despite seeing the first signs of an improving economy, both the legal industry and governmental agencies are still experiencing a budget crunch. Changing fee structures at law firms...
On Monday the Supreme Court changed the playing field for class actions when it determined that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes et al. was improperly certified as a class action.
Underscoring the presumption of validity given to U.S. patents, the Supreme Court has ruled that proof of a patent’s invalidity must be established by clear and convincing evid...
Attorneys are trained to identify the right expert for high-stakes litigation by examining a candidate’s background, qualifications, experience and other factors. But in ...
Robert Ambrogi, in an interview with attorney Michael J. Abernathy, identified something we see all the time in patent litigation – that an attorney either “relies t...
The effort and capital involved in applying for and receiving patents can make them among a company’s most valuable assets. According to an interview between attorney Steven H....
On Dec. 1, 2010, a major change took effect in the federal rule governing expert witness reports, giving draft reports the protection of the work-product doctrine and exempting them ...