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John K. Rabiej On The 2010 Amendments To Rule 26 Of The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure

Important amendments to Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure became effective Dec. 1, 2010. The amendments extend work-product protection to the discovery of draft reports by a testifying expert witness and, with three important exceptions, to the discovery of communications between a testifying...

LexisNexis Introduces LexisNexis Litigation Profile Suite

LexisNexis , a global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, introduced LexisNexis Litigation Profile Suite - a dynamic set of capabilities that quickly reveals facts related to a case as well as information on key players involved to help legal professionals sharpen their litigation strategies...

LexisNexis Introduces LexisNexis Litigation Profile Suite

LexisNexis , a global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, introduced LexisNexis Litigation Profile Suite - a dynamic set of capabilities that quickly reveals facts related to a case as well as information on key players involved to help legal professionals sharpen their litigation strategies...

New Enhancements Now Available At Lexis.com

You asked and WE LISTENED - new enhancements now available at www.lexis.com . Several new enhancements were released this week based on your feedback which include: E-Mail Forgotten ID LexisNexis ID can be retrieved just like forgotten passwords...without a call to customer support. Just...

Drug Company Lawyer Taped Trying To Foil Lawsuit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) International business can be an ethical jungle, but it's rare to get details of bare-knuckle tactics on tape. According to a recording and sworn testimony provided to The Associated Press, a lawyer in Mexico for a leading U.S. drug manufacturer offered to pay an opposing...

3 Easy Steps To Expert Witness Research On Lexis Advance!

Lexis Advance TM provides a wealth of information on expert witnesses! 1. Simply use your pre-search filters under "Content Types" and select "Expert Witness Analysis." 2. Then enter your expert's name in the red search box and search! 3. Use your "Post Search...

William A. Ruskin: Plaintiff's Failure To Disclose Expert Prior To Summary Judgment Proves Fatal

By William A. Ruskin In Akron Scott v. Westmore Fuel Company, Inc . (6/14/12) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the Appellate Division, First Department, examined the timing of plaintiff's tardy expert disclosure. In that case, plaintiff disclosed his expert for the first...

William A. Ruskin: Toxic Tort Plaintiff's Feet Held To Fire On Causation Evidence In New York

By William A. Ruskin New York's appellate courts continue to hold toxic tort plaintiffs and their experts to rigorous standards when it comes to proof of causation. To escape an adverse summary judgment ruling, it is not enough for a plaintiff to merely allege, with the support of an expert, that...

William A. Ruskin: Frye Decision In BMW Case Results In Exclusion Of Plaintiff's Experts

By William A. Ruskin In a thoughtful decision handed down in Reeps v. BMW of North America, LLC , 2012 N.Y. Slip Op.33030(u) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], on December 16, 2012 in New York County Supreme Court, the Hon. Louis B. York excluded the expert testimony of plaintiff's...

William A. Ruskin: Environmental Diminution Of Property Value And The Creative Plaintiff Valuation Expert

By William A. Ruskin When a homeowner brings a multi-count toxic tort case alleging that a corporate defendant’s discharge of toxic substances from its facility contaminated his property, the diminution of property value claim is often the only element of damages subject to objective determination...

6 Critical Steps To Thoroughly Vet An Expert Witness

Expert Research Best Practices Seminar and $10 Gourmet Coffee Card Exclusively for Paralegals! Join LexisNexis® for a complimentary Expert Witness Research Best Practices Seminar where you will learn how to vet expert witnesses thoroughly, more efficiently and cost-effectively, with LexisNexis®...

March 2014 Jury Verdict Round-Up: Top 5 Personal Injury Verdicts

During February 2014, the attorney editors on the LexisNexis Jury Verdict team covered several notable personal injury verdicts from across the country. We’ve come up with an informal list of the top five cases that really captured our attention this past month. If you are interested in submitting...

California Appeals Court Reinstates $6.5 Million Actos Verdict; Expert Back In

LOS ANGELES — (Mealey’s) A California appeals court panel on July 16 reinstated a $6.5 million Actos bladder cancer verdict, finding that the trial court erred in excluding the plaintiffs’ causation expert in a post-verdict ruling ( Nancy Cooper, et al. v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals America...

Mark R. Vespole on Townsend v. Pierre, 221 N.J. 36 (2015)

By Mark R. Vespole In Townsend v. Pierre , the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a key decision interpreting the New Jersey Rules of Evidence as to the admissibility of expert testimony. The more seminal aspect of the decision is its practical impact on how courts deal with summary judgment motions;...