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LexisNexis offers a full portfolio of products, content and services to help attorneys identify the strengths and weaknesses of an expert and enhance favorable outcomes. Expert Witness Resources From LexisNexis® The outcome of a case often rides on the credibility (or lack thereof) of an expert...

Judge To Limit Expert Witnesses In Toyota Cases

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) A federal judge overseeing sprawling litigation against Toyota Motor Corp. indicated Wednesday he will not allow plaintiffs' attorneys to call expert witnesses who work for the carmaker's competitors. In tentative opinions, U.S. District Court Judge James v. Selna...

Significant Change To Federal Rules For Expert Witness Reports Takes Effect

Beginning this month, there has been a significant change to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for expert witness reports. Following this change, Rule 26 dictates that draft reports of experts will no longer be discoverable. Draft reports will be protected as work product, and the attorney and the...

William A. Ruskin: Daubert On The Defense?

By William A. Ruskin We discussed in an earlier article how the Reference Manual for Scientific Evidence , published by the Federal Judicial Center, has become an indispensable tool for judges in managing cases involving complex scientific and technical evidence. The manual describes key scientific...

This Is Real Law: Expert Witness Malpractice: Making The Case For—And Against—Civil Liability

Captain Corcoran was never, never sick at sea. Well, hardly ever —as audiences familiar with Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved 1878 comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore know so well. Indeed, they eagerly await the moment early in the opera when, challenged in song by his gallant crew, the ship’s...

Best Practices: 5 Critical Tasks To Thoroughly Vet Expert Witnesses

Expert Witness White Paper A good expert witness can be crucial to the success of your case. But determining who is right for the role and will perform effectively when called upon can be tricky. This white paper examines the essential steps you should take to ensure that your expert witness helps...

This is Real Law: 5 Critical Tasks to Thoroughly Vet Expert Witnesses

Brought to you by the Real Law Editorial Team Most of the people we now see in movie crowd scenes are not real. They aren’t created with digital special effects, either. In fact, a popular alternative to human extras is to use plastic, inflatable mannequins —as many as 30,000 for some...