expert witness

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Noun1.expert witness - a witness who has knowledge not normally possessed by the average person concerning the topic that he is to testify aboutexpert witness - a witness who has knowledge not normally possessed by the average person concerning the topic that he is to testify about
witness - (law) a person who testifies under oath in a court of law
lay witness - any witness who does not testify as an expert witness
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Charles I: Downfall of a King BBC Four, 9pm Expert testimony and dramatic reconstructions help historian Lisa Hilton (left) reveal why the monarch's reign collapsed after only 50 days.
The defendants moved to exclude the expert testimony. The judge granted the motion, finding that the "buckling" theory was not sufficiently reliable.
Through expert testimony, documentary evidence and testimony from the physician's own employees, the government established a physician prescribed controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose.
The defendants filed motions for summary judgment asserting that Love bore the burden of establishing causation through expert testimony and that she had not put forth any expert testimony to support her claim that the alleged morphine overdose caused her injuries.
Expert testimony is always needed to establish the applicable standard of care in a negligence lawsuit.
Expert testimony is diapositive at trial, and both sides rely heavily on it.
Those with an expertise in detecting when people are lying need not testify in Maryland courtrooms.<br />The state's top court ruled Thursday that expert testimony on whether another witnessfibbed is ordinarily not admissible because witness-credibility decisions belong to the jury.<br />The Court of Appeals rendered its decision in overturning James Adam Fallin's convictions for sexual abuse of a minor, and related offenses, following a trial in which an expert testified the child who recounted the abuse was neither coached nor fabricated the account.
Expert testimony is required in almost all professional malpractice cases.
And the panel also rejected a defense argument that the expert testimony was improper because the jury did not require expert testimony concerning child sexual abuse accommodation syndrome (CSAAS).
Anthropologists explore the use of cultural expert testimony as evidence in legal conflicts that invoke cultural difference.
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(22) Because the average layperson-juror has a minimal understanding of the conduct of a woman in an abusive or domestic violence situation, expert testimony assists the jury in establishing the proper framework with which to decide its questions of fact.

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