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Drug Company Lawyer Taped Trying To Foil Lawsuit
Posted on 19 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

John K. Rabiej On The 2010 Amendments To Rule 26 Of The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure
Posted on 9 Dec 2010 by John K. Rabiej

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... Read More

3 Easy Steps To Expert Witness Research On Lexis Advance!
Posted on 31 May 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

New Enhancements Now Available At Lexis.com
Posted on 29 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

LexisNexis Introduces LexisNexis Litigation Profile Suite
Posted on 4 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Plaintiff's Failure To Disclose Expert Prior To Summary Judgment Proves Fatal
Posted on 30 Jul 2012 by William A. Ruskin

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... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Toxic Tort Plaintiff's Feet Held To Fire On Causation Evidence In New York
Posted on 1 Nov 2012 by William A. Ruskin

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... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Environmental Diminution Of Property Value And The Creative Plaintiff Valuation Expert
Posted on 22 Apr 2014 by William A. Ruskin

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... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Frye Decision In BMW Case Results In Exclusion Of Plaintiff's Experts
Posted on 25 Jan 2013 by William A. Ruskin

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... Read More

Mark R. Vespole on Townsend v. Pierre, 221 N.J. 36 (2015)
Posted on 23 Jul 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

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... Read More

6 Critical Steps To Thoroughly Vet An Expert Witness
Posted on 16 Jun 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

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... Read More

March 2014 Jury Verdict Round-Up: Top 5 Personal Injury Verdicts
Posted on 7 Apr 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

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... Read More

LexisNexis Introduces LexisNexis Litigation Profile Suite
Posted on 4 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

California Appeals Court Reinstates $6.5 Million Actos Verdict; Expert Back In
Posted on 17 Jul 2015 by Tom Moylan

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 (... Read More