Tag Archives: Expert witness

California Supreme Court Rules On Expert Witness Fees

In Martinez v. Brownco Construction, Inc., the California Supreme Court (Second Appellate District, Div. 1, B226665), ruled on expert witness costs in multiple settlements.

This case presents the following issue: When a plaintiff makes two reasonable settlement offers under Code of Civil Procedure section 998, both of which expire by operation of law, does the second offer extinguish the first such that the later offer is the operative one for purposes of the cost-shifting provisions of section 998, subdivision (d)? Disposition Date: 06/10/2013.

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New Florida Expert Witness Regulations

This week Florida Governor Rick Scott supported legislation for stricter regulations in vetting medical malpractice expert witnesses. On July 1, 13, the legislation will join other expert witness restrictions passed by Florida’s Legislature in the last two years.

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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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DNA Expert Witness Testimony

DNA Expert Witness Testimony

In Court ordered funds for a DNA expert witness, Iona County, MI, Circuit Court Judge David A. Hoort writes that the Michigan Supreme Court remanded the case against Davaooio Deonte Webb to the trial court in order for the defendant to obtain independent DNA testing expert witness testimony.

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Expert Witness & $27B Class Action Tobacco Lawsuit

Stanford University’s Dr. Robert Proctor testified in the $27B class action case against Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd., Rothmans, Benson & Hedges, and JTI-Macdonald. The tobacco expert witness published Tobacco and the Global Lung Cancer Epidemic in 2001 and has previously testified in 30 trials.

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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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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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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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