Curtailing Superficial Attacks On Experts

Law360, New York (July 26, 2010, 1:53 PM EDT) -- Nearly all product liability actions require expert testimony. Accordingly, product liability practitioners spend a great deal of time working with experts. Good lawyers understand that their active involvement with their experts throughout their work is critical. Lawyers help their experts learn the important facts and issues, ensure that focused expert reports are created, and prepare the experts extensively for depositions and trial. Unfortunately, however, there has been unproductive tension in this process.

Opposing litigators spend enormous resources attacking opposing experts’ conclusions by focusing on the retaining...
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