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General Preparation for Cross-Examining the Defense Expert

In the first part of this article series on the topic of how to prepare for cross examination of the defense expert witness, I discussed why an attorney would cross-examine a defense expert, and the advantages that expert has...more

The Four Main Advantages of Trial Lawyer against Expert Witness

In the first part of this article series, I described the reasons that a trial attorney needs to cross-examine an expert witness. Against the expert witness defending his home territory, the trial lawyer has four main...more

How to prepare to cross-examine an expert witness

Throughout my years as a trial attorney, I have found that one of the most challenging aspects of trial is cross-examining an expert witness. I’ve written an article series describing my experience and the methods I’ve used...more

Some Observations on Observations

In Hayward Industries, Inc. v. Pentainer Water Pool and Spa, Inc., IPR2013-00285, Paper 31, IPR2013-00287, Paper 31 (July 3, 2014), the Board provided some guidance on observations on cross-examination, answering the question...more

Declaratory Testimony from File History is “Affidavit Testimony” Which Requires Deposition

Most declaration testimony in an inter partes review proceeding is newly developed as part of the IPR. On occasion, however, parties to an IPR have used previously generated declarations in support their positions. In...more

Calming a Client Before Cross

For many people—especially avid courtroom drama watchers—the anticipation of being cross-examined is terrifying. If your client is one of these people, try these calming techniques....more

Marathon Cross Examination

In Facebook Inc. v. Software Rights Archive, LLC, IPR2013-00479, Paper 28 (April 9, 2014) the patent owner asked for leave to cross-examine petitioner’s expert witness for a total of 14 hours, in view of the fact that there...more

How to effectively demonstrate during cross examination that the defense expert is a prostitute

In 2011, I changed my practice dramatically. I became a partner in a personal injury law firm. My prior legal experience consisted primarily of family law cases with some criminal law cases sprinkled in here and there. I...more

Board Explains Observations on Cross Examination

In an Order for the Conduct of the Proceedings in Atrium Medical Corp. v. Davol, Inc., [IPR2013-00189], Paper 48 (February 28, 2014), the Board advised the patent owner that each item included as an observation on...more

New Video Segments from MLMLegal.com – Cross-examination of Dr. William Keep by Travelmax Trial Counsel, Jeffrey Babener

New Video Featuring the Cross-examination of Dr. William Keep by Lead Travelmax Trial Counsel, Jeffrey Babener Although Dr. Keep was called by the State of Kentucky as an expert witness to support the State’s case on...more

On How to Cross-Examine Expert (Economist) Witnesses in an Antitrust Trial

Having recently observed the cross-examination of an expert economist at an antitrust jury trial, I thought I’d note some observations and conclusions....more

BakerHostetler Patent Watch: Rembrandt Vision Techs., Inc. v. Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

An expert witness may not testify to subject matter beyond the scope of the witness's expert report unless the failure to include that information in the report was "substantially justified or harmless."...more

Children as Witnesses in a Domestic Violence Dispute

In M.J.T. v. A.V.B., the New Jersey Appellate Division overturned the trial court’s entry of a Final Restraining Order (“FRO”) against the defendant. The only witness to the alleged incident of domestic violence was the...more

Financial Expert Witnesses in Business Litigation

Business litigation is usually about numbers. The damages, value, financial analysis and appraisal you need to prove your case will often require the opinion of an independent financial expert such as a business valuator,...more

Tax Court Of Canada Issues A Comprehensive Ruling On Privilege Issues And The Appropriate Exercise Of Remedies To Address...

In a recent Tax Court of Canada ruling on a motion heard in Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited v. The Queen, 2013 TCC 144 the Court considered a motion for an Order directing the Appellant to attend and be cross-examined on its...more

The Truth About Trials

Trials are a risky, lengthy and very expensive process. Despite what is shown on TV, trials are not dramatic scenes of vindication. They are generally a last resort for both the plaintiff and the defendant. If your case goes...more

Cross-Examinations In The Jodi Arias Trial

With all the attention on the Jodi Arias trial, I think it is worthwhile to identify good and bad trial practices. I will try to refrain from lengthy criticisms but there are some points to be made....more

Court Reporter Working an Arbitration – Direct Examination or Cross-Examination?

I have been writing 250+ pages a day for the past week in a binding arbitration with three arbitrators. As a deposition reporter, I don’t do court work, and I don’t do a lot of arbitrations. The attorneys are calling...more

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