5 Tricks For Deposing A Class Certification Expert

Law360, New York (October 15, 2010, 2:10 PM EDT) -- Experts have become an almost routine presence in the class certification process, making the deposition of the opposing side's expert a key component of class action litigation.

In recent years, plaintiffs and defendants have enlisted an army of economists, statisticians, engineers, government employees and other experts to weigh in on the relative merits — or lack thereof — of certifying class actions.

Even if courts are reluctant to entertain a “battle of the experts” on the issue, judges are taking a closer look at the science...
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