Money Talks: Exposing Bias Using Expert Witness Fees
Law360, New York (February 21, 2012, 1:30 PM EST) -- Expert witnesses play a more critical role than ever in the outcome of product liability litigation. Indeed, in many jurisdictions, a sustainable opinion from a qualified expert witness is required to establish plaintiff's prima facie case. Therefore, it is increasingly important to explore issues that may challenge the credibility of an opposing party's expert witnesses.
An important factor in assessing credibility is bias, and a source of bias that lawyers should carefully investigate is an opponent's expert witness fee arrangement.