Testifying Expert Witness

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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.