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Florida Expert Witness Bill Now in Judiciary Committee

Florida Expert Witness Bill Now in Judiciary Committee

The Florida House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee passed HB 7015 which will modernize expert witness standards. David Hart, executive vice president of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Coalition for Legal Reform, described the 85-year-old ‘general acceptance’ Frye Standard created in 1923 as antiquated and and said HB 7015 would place Florida in line with the majority of states using the more modern Daubert Standard for scientific expert witness testimony.

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Trial Consultant On Preparing Expert Witnesses

On her blog A Winning Tip, trial consultant Noelle C. Nelson, Ph.D., writes: Sympathetic Eyes: The following guidelines will assist both plaintiff and defense attorneys in choosing and preparing expert witnesses.

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The Benefits Of Focus Groups For Trial

On her blog A Winning Tip, trial consultant Noelle C. Nelson, Ph.D., writes on the benefits of focus groups.

A focus group is a relatively low-cost pre-trial strategy to give you the winning edge. There is nothing that can replace vigorous discussion of your case’s strengths and weaknesses among a group of people rigorously selected to match your jury pool…

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Texas Judge On Expert Witness Competency

Texas Judge On Expert Witness Competency

In Witness Competency, Bonnie Sudderth, Judge of the 352nd District Court of Tarrant County, Texas, writes:

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Forensics & Data Collection Webinar

The Paralegal Knowledge Institute is presenting the 90 minute webinar FORENSICS & DATA COLLECTON 101 on November 19, 2012.

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The Courtroom & Social Media

In Elephant in the Courtroom: Social Media Don Richards writes for Lawyers Weekly that courts must create common sense and balanced rules to deal with social media. Richards is a partner at Farris LLP in Vancouver and was counsel on Canada’s first Facebook termination case.

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Federal Rule Of Civil Procedure 26 & Experts

In Three Things to Know About Rule 26, JDSupra writes:
In the world of expert witnesses, staying up to date on Rule 26 is vital. Not following requirements for disclosure and expert reports can break your case.

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Ohio Supreme Court On Expert Testimony

Ohio Supreme Court On Expert Testimony

The Supreme Court of Ohio has ruled that a medical malpractice claim alleging lack of informed consent requires expert medical testimony to establish harm.

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Judge Rules On Experts In John Edwards Case

Judge Rules On Experts In John Edwards Case

U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles, Greensboro, N.C, ruled on Friday in the case against John Edwards for campaign finance violations. Eagles rejected requests from prosecutors to bar two former federal elections commission members from testifying as experts.

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Galveston Judge Rules On Expert Testimony

Galveston Judge Rules On Expert Testimony

Galveston County District Court Judge John Ellisor has denied the University of Texas Medical Branch’s request to exclude plaintiffs’ expert testimony in a wrongful termination lawsuit against the medical center.

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