Clearer Rule On Witness Compensation Disclosure Is Needed

Law360 (June 12, 2018, 4:30 PM EDT) -- To disclose or not to disclose? For an attorney, that should never really be a question. Full and complete disclosure of facts should always be the standard for a trial attorney. This proposition may appear to be undisputed common sense. But even undisputed propositions take on additional importance when a federal appeals court breathes life into them.

In In Re DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Product Liability Litigation,[1] the Fifth Circuit vacated the judgment, along with the order of a U.S. district court, that denied the defendants' motion for relief from judgment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(3). The...

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