expert witness


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expert witness

A witness in a court case or other legal proceeding, or in an arbitration proceeding, who, by virtue of his experience, training, skill, and knowledge of a particular field or subject, is recognized as being especially qualified to render an informed opinion on matters relating to that field or subject.
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Each point provides valuable information on how to make one's expert witness testimony useful to the legal system and, at the same time, to avoid being misused and/or abused.
As recently as 30 years ago, the typical tort action involved a fender-bender at Fifth and Main, and the typical expert witness was a physician testifying in a medical malpractice suit.
The expert witness is unlike any other witness in a court of law.
The Patent Expert Witness Boot Camp will be held February 15-18, 2011 at the Lakeway Resort in Lakeway, Texas.
For nearly 70 years, the Frye standard of "general acceptance" controlled the admissibility of scientific expert witness testimony.
Simplify the presentation of sophisticated accounting matters by using PowerPoint charts, graphs or related illustrations (see "An Expert Witness Can Make or Break a Case," JofA, Aug.
And, he noted, at least one state, California, has laws specifying who is considered an expert witness.
In 1994, a California jury awarded $42 million in damages against the accounting firm of Arthur Young for malpractice during an expert witness engagement (Mattco Forge v.
His appreciation of the expert witness industry is not just a function of his tenure in the industry but also of his experience in the courtroom.
BEIRUT: The defense team of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon questioned whether a part of a report presented by expert witness John Edward Philips was relevant to the case Thursday.
com)-- Expert Witness Profiler, LLC (EWP), the country's leader in expert witness research, announced today the addition of the "Expert Challenge Predictor" feature to its Preliminary Screening Report product.
State attorneys expressed concerns that every fingerprint, DNA sample, and other expert witness they would seek to use in their cases would be subject to a separate "Daubert hearing," which would raise costs and slow down the prosecution of cases.