The Sentry That Guards Against The Tyranny Of Experts

Law360, New York (January 26, 2012, 2:17 PM EST) -- The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has delivered an opinion about the duty borne by trial courts to keep out flawed analyses by credentialed experts that is as keen in its reasoning as it is sharp in its prose. It's Samaan v. St. Joseph Hospital.

Have you ever despaired of explaining that a 50 percent increased risk does not mean that half of those exposed are going to come down with the ailment associated with the elevated risk? Or that a big...
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