Category Archives: Discovery

Helping Your Expert Thrive in the Hot Seat: Part Three

Presenting expert opinions at trial The last phase in presenting persuasive expert testimony is putting the expert on the stand at trial. Appearance and presentation take on more importance here, as does connecting with the jury. A jury views a … Continue reading

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Helping Your Expert Thrive in the Hot Seat: Part Two

  Defending Expert Opinions at Deposition Once your expert has crafted his or her opinions, they must hold up under cross-examination at deposition and trial.  Part Two of this series provides tips for helping your expert give the strongest and … Continue reading

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Helping Your Expert Thrive in the Hot Seat: Part One

Presenting effective expert witness testimony requires more than finding someone who can arrive at the correct conclusions; you must communicate those conclusions in a convincing way.  The rules of evidence and procedure can create disadvantages for unfamiliar experts and prevent … Continue reading

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Federal Court Orders Production of Loss Reserve and Reinsurance Information

Parties in insurance disputes sometimes seek production of information regarding loss reserves and reinsurance.  But when should such information be produced?  The Western District of Washington recently addressed this issue in Isilon Systems, Inc. v. Twin City Fire Ins. Co., … Continue reading

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