In contrast, defendant's expert witnesses
were each in the business of real estate and/or business valuations.
Recent Letter Ruling (TAM) 9744002 discussed the reporting requirements for personal injury attorneys who pay expert witnesses
and private investigators in connection with contingency fee cases.
A litigator in Dallas dealing mostly with commercial and product liability matters, Kuhne offers colleagues a practical guide to using expert witnesses
not just during a trial, but also before as a way to convince opponents to settle out of court.
Three top judges yesterday threw out a ruling giving immunity to expert witnesses
such as Professor Sir Roy Meadow whose evidence helped wrongly convict Sally Clark of murdering her two children.
Even expert witnesses
who testify confidently during direct examination may feel vulnerable during cross-examination.
Michael Freeman, pictured, was one of the expert witnesses
speaking at the recent Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association's seminar, "Winning with Expert Witnesses
: Maximizing Yours; Knocking Out Theirs" in Palm Beach.
This article discusses the practice of condemnation attorneys hiring experts on a contingent fee basis and the contractual shifting of the cost reimbursement sanction of the offer of judgment from the owner to the expert witnesses
. This article proposes the enactment of legislation which would prohibit the courts from awarding fees to compensate contingent fee experts and authorize the court to disqualify contingent fee expert witnesses
"I've been doing this kind of work for 30 years and this is the way it's always been done" has been the refrain of some CPA expert witnesses
in defending their opinions, but courts may no longer buy that, according to Vincent Love, CPA.
Although the facts in this case may be unique, this and other court cases may erode the protection of immunity normally granted to expert witnesses
. Here is the background and what accountants should know and do when practicing in the area of litigation support.
Both sides presented expert witnesses
as to the value of the covenant.
District Judge Eamonn King said: "You cannot just conjure up expert witnesses
out of thin air."
Many cases rise or fall on the testimony of expert witnesses
. That can complicate a case considerably and make an ordinary juror's job even harder.