New Wisconsin Expert Witness Rules

Lawyers on both sides of the debate over tort reform aren’t happy with some of the provisions in the new Wisconsin state law passed last week.  The law is meant to protect doctors and manufacturers from expensive law suit settlements. But critics say the provisions that change the rules for admitting expert witness testimony could result in longer – and more expensive — trials.

The new law would make Wisconsin expert witness rules identical to those used in federal court and in 40 other states. Madison Attorney Mike Riley says efforts by judges and lawyers to prevent the change before the bill was voted on fell on deaf ears.

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