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Trial Consultant On Trial Preparation

In What Great Basketball Coaches Can Teach Us About Trial Prep, trial consultant and blogger Matt McCusker describes how hall of fame U of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith prepared the team for opponents and goes on to say:

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Paralegal Knowledge Institute Webinar On Dispute Resolution

The Paralegal Knowledge Institute is offering a one hour free webinar entitled: Dispute Resolution and eDiscovery on July 31, 2012.

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AICPA Expert Witness Workshop

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) will hold a workshop on expert witness skills on April 28-30, 2011 in Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center, Washington DC.

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Practice Aid For Forensic Accounting Experts

Chortek & Gottschalk, a firm of CPAs and Business Advisors, announced last week that three of its CPAs/CFEs have co-authored a Practice Aid recently published by The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The more than 90-page Practice Aid for accountants and CPAs is titled, “Serving as an Expert Witness or Consultant.” Dave Friedman, partner in the firm, Paul Rodrigues, principal and Heidi Bucklew, manager, wrote parts of the Practice Aid that will help guide forensic accountants when serving as an expert witness or consultant for litigation matters.

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Plaintiff Loses Case Without Product Liability Experts

Stryker Corp. won in court when a federal judge in Alabama sided with the company’s Howmedica Osteonics subsidiary in a product liability dispute, ruling that the plaintiff missed a Nov. 30, 2009, deadline to assemble expert witnesses supporting her claims. In a May 13 summary judgment, U.S. District Court Judge William Steele dismissed a four-count suit brought by an Gulf Shores, Ala., woman alleging Stryker and Howmedica sold defective prosthetic hips, including the one she received during replacement surgery in September 2007.

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Federal Rules Amendment Re: Expert Reports

Federal Rules Amendment Re: Expert Reports

A proposed amendment to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will change the way expert witnesses are used in lawsuits. Pending Supreme Court and Congressional approval, information generated by experts – including draft reports, working papers, notes and correspondence – no longer will be subject to full disclosure during the period of discovery before a trial. The change could translate to lower litigation costs for businesses involved in civil lawsuits.

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On Hiring An Expert

William A. Daniels, trial attorney with Bill Daniels Law Offices, has this advice when hiring an expert:

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