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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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The IRS ruled that, with respect to the payments to the private investigators and the expert witnesses, A was a payor under Sec.
Whether a Florida court, absent statutory authority, could invoke the court's inherent powers to administer justice and thereby disqualify contingent fee expert witnesses presents a question of first impression in Florida.
The emergence of the legal question of whether witnesses should be protected from liability for their testimony is not surprising given the dramatic increase in the usage of expert witnesses over the past 30 years.
Although financial expert witnesses are typically hired to represent an individual party involved in litigation, it is important that a witness understands the need to remain unbiased when evaluating evidence and providing testimony.
Critics said the bill will make it unnecessarily hard for plaintiffs to find expert witnesses in some cases, and noted that sometimes a particular ailment can be treated by doctors from several different specialties.
Court of Appeal judges issued a clarification on Wednesday apologising to two expert witnesses in the case - Black and Dr Craig Cunningham - for failing to make clear that the remark about quack doctors did not refer directly to them.
-- Expert Testimony: A Guide for Expert Witnesses and the Lawyers Who Examine Them by Steven Lubet and Elizabeth Boals (2009).
Litigation support consultant Matson (environmental engineering, Pennsylvania State U.) explains litigation, trial preparation, courtroom presentation, and business aspects of expert witnessing, to enable expert witnesses and attornies to improve the effectiveness of their testimony.
In response, the superior court informed Brown, "[i]f you don't disclose a standard of care expert who provides an opinion that there has been some problem with respect to the care of you mother, then you don't have a case," and ordered deadlines for disclosing expert witnesses. On July 30, 2010--the date the superior court had ordered Barbara to file her "final expert witness disclosure"--Barbara asked the court to, first, extend her time for disclosure, second, appoint an expert under Arizona Rues of Evidence with the parties sharing the cost, and third, allow her to "provisionally" rely on JCL's employees as "adverse expert" witnesses.
Expert witnesses play a more critical role than ever in the outcome of product liability litigation.
POSITION: The WVSMA supports legislation to ensure testimony provided by expert witnesses in medical liability cases is fair, accurate and reflects the applicable standard of care.
During the mock trial, hosted by the Birmingham Law Society, guests saw the expert witnesses come under cross examination from their opposing barrister in the conventional format of examining experts separately and individually.

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