Expert Witness Answer Book 2015

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-06-07
  • Publisher: Practising Law Institute
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Expert Witness Answer Book 2015 walks you through every aspect of this key area, providing, in a direct Q&A format, clear instruction on the legal framework as provided by the Daubert trilogy and subsequent rulings; the qualifications that must be introduced to establish someone as an expert on a particular topic, as well as disqualify him or her; and the pretrial activities of experts, including designation, disclosure, discovery and depositions.

Expert Witness Answer Book 2015 provides actionable guidance throughout, with specific chapters on issues confronted by experts in the following areas: products liability, toxic torts, trademarks, patents and copyrights, as well as the economic damages issues in personal injury, commercial damages, and business and property litigation. Forensic issues in criminal cases and the specific issues in fire cases are also discussed.

Written by contributors with many years of trial experience, each chapter includes practical hints on what works in court and what doesn't.
Expert Witness Answer Book 2015 is a handy one-volume softcover publication that can be taken with you into court or deposition to get quick answers to questions that must be answered immediately.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:What Is an Expert Witness?
Chapter 2:The Lay Opinion Witness
Chapter 3:Court-Appointed Experts
Chapter 4:The Frye Rule
Chapter 5:Standards for Experts: The Daubert Trilogy
Chapter 6:Admissibility of Expert Testimony in State Courts
Chapter 7:Expert Gatekeeping: Qualifications
Chapter 8:Expert Gatekeeping: Bases for Opinion
Chapter 9:Expert Gatekeeping: Establishing Reliability
Chapter 10:Expert Procedure: Designation and Disclosure
Chapter 11:The Expert Report
Chapter 12:Expert Procedure: Discovery and Deposition
Chapter 13:Expert Procedure: The Gatekeeping Challenge
Chapter 14:Expert Procedure: Error Preservation and Standards of Review
Chapter 15:The Expert at Trial: Direct Examination
Chapter 16:The Expert at Trial: Cross-Examination
Chapter 17:The Expert at Trial: Demonstrative Evidence
Chapter 18:Expert Disqualification
Chapter 19:The Expert in Products Liability
Chapter 20:The Expert in Toxic Torts
Chapter 21:The Expert in Trademark Infringement Cases
Chapter 22:The Expert in Copyright Infringement Cases
Chapter 23:The Expert in Patent Infringement Cases
Chapter 24:The Economic Damages Expert: Personal Injury
Chapter 25:The Economic Damages Expert: Commercial Losses
Chapter 26:The Economic Damages Expert: Business Valuation
Chapter 27:The Economic Damages Expert: Property Valuation
Chapter 28:Forensic Experts in Criminal Trials
Chapter 29:The Expert in Fire Cases
Chapter 30:The Expert in Defamation Cases
Chapter 31:The Expert in Employment Cases
Appendix A:2000 Amendment to FRE 701 plus Committee Note
Appendix B:2000 Amendment to FRE 702 plus Committee Note
Appendix C:2000 Amendment to FRE 703 plus Committee Note

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