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Modern trials are frequently battles of experts hired by the parties to advocate their respective positions. Bad faith actions are no different. The plaintiff and the insurer will both beat the bushes for claims handlers or...more
The Seventh Circuit recently issued two opinions with interesting evidentiary issues. We wrote about the multiple levels of hearsay in Jordan v. Binns, No. 11-2134 (7th Cir. Apr. 4, 2013), last week. And, this week, the...more
On March 25, 2013, the Ninth Circuit ordered that this case be reheard en banc. The hearing is currently expected to go forward during the week of June 24, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. A decision is expected within three...more
It is common for experts to testify in civil cases in California. In construction and engineering cases, in particular, testimony by experts is often the critical factor in success or failure. Despite the importance of expert...more
In This Issue:
- Letter From the Editor
- Tips for Presenting, Analyzing and Resolving Delay and Impact Claims
- The Ever-Shrinking Federal Budget: Preparing for Contract Cut-Backs
- Colorado Court of...more
The Texas Supreme Court has recently held that while the property owner rule establishes that an owner is qualified to testify as to market value, the testimony must meet the same requirements as any other opinion evidence....more
California courts have generally granted qualified experts wide latitude in permitting their opinion testimony to be heard by a jury. In the recent case of Sargon Enterprises, Inc. v University of Southern California (2012)...more
While the ripples from the United States Supreme Court’s 2011 decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes are still being felt, the Court may make further class action waves this term with its pending decision in Comcast v. Behrend. This...more
In Simkovitz v. Jetran International, Ltd., 12-10228, 2012 WL 5458166 (11th Cir. 2012), an employee of an aircraft buyer and seller sued the employer for breach of agreement to pay sales commission. Defendant, Jetran...more
Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently ended 16 years of toxic tort litigation relating to fugitive hexavalent chromium (C6) exposure involving the City of Willits and...more
Until recently, California trial courts were not required to perform the rigorous expert testimony gatekeeping responsibility adopted by federal courts and a majority of state courts. As a practical matter, California’s...more
In a decision released on August 16, 2012, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the trial court’s Daubert ruling on an expert who was allowed to testify about an alleged seat belt defect in a rollover crash. The 10th...more
General Objectives of the Proposed Amendments
The general objectives of the proposed amendments are:
(1) to streamline the process of hearings and to codify the practice relating to litigation process...more
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