Expert Witness

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Helping Jurors Make Sense of Complex Cases

Senior Strategy Advisor and Jury Consultant, Chris Ritter, discusses how to simplify complex cases and the topics that surround them.

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COVID-19’s Impact on the Commercial Litigation Community and the Shift Toward Remote Events

COVID-19's impact on commercial litigation, the shift to virtual events, and how firms are working through complexities amid the pandemic.

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COVID-19’s Impact on the Commercial Litigation Community and the Shift Toward Remote Events

COVID-19's impact on commercial litigation, the shift to virtual events, and how firms are working through complexities amid the pandemic.

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What Makes Your Expert Witness the Best Witness? Social Science Research Highlights the Roles of Credibility and Influence

The science behind what factors to consider when selecting an expert witness and ensuring that they are viewed as credible, likable, and knowledgeable.

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A Corporation as an Expert Witness?

The Delaware Chancery Court recently addressed a novel question that bordered on the metaphysical (or, perhaps more appropriately, the absurd): May a party designate a corporation to serve as an expert witness? Continue reading to learn how the court handled this peculiar expert witness request.

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Should Admittance of Expert Evidence Have a Price

Should the right to admit expert evidence in civil litigation have a price?  Should courts be able to restrict reliance on expert evidence, subject to the lowest bidder?

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A Scientific Weapon for the Courtroom

Think the eyes are windows to the soul? If so, you may want to reconsider that notion, as a recently released scientific study challenges commonly held beliefs and intuition regarding the importance of facial expression in conveying emotion. Cues from the body, as it turns out, are more powerful than facial expressions when it comes to perceiving intense emotions, according to the study results.

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Expert Was Free to Change his Mind, 8th Circuit Rules

When an expert has a change of mind about his or her own opinion, what does it mean to the case? A recent decision from the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sheds new light on this recurring question. The issue is one that comes up with surprising regularity, sometimes with dramatic consequences.

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Expert’s Gut Feeling Good Enough

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’s “gut feeling”.

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What Freakonomics Can Teach You About Experts

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 theories and applied them to cheating teachers, odd baby names and drug dealers in a way that the mainstream public both understood and enjoyed.