Expert Witness’s Bias: Distinction Between Admissibility & Weight of Evidence

Bias can result inDisqualification of Expert Witness

Generally, if there are concerns about an opposing party’s expert witness bias; it has been argued that their evidence has been given less weight. Recent decisions have been established that this measure is no longer effective, unless bias is sufficiently… Continue Reading

Four-Factor Test to Determine Expert Testimony Reliability

The Daubert standard main purpose is to determine the scientific validity of the offered expert testimony, giving defense attorneys more ways in which to attack such testimony.  Thus, judges as “gatekeepers” must use four factors to determine whether the theories… Continue Reading

Adversarial Bias: Expert Testimony in Modern Litigation

Some Daubert opponents often argue that any reliability test is improper for expert testimony, and eyewitnesses’ testimony is not subject to any special reliability test. In this regard, the modern rules for expert testimony assert that such testimony is susceptible… Continue Reading

Expert Witness Methodology & Principles the “Key” to Admissibility

In Daubert, the court underlines that admissibility should be based only on an examination of the expert’s principles and methodologies and not on the conclusions that they arrive. That is, whether those principles and methodologies can be challenged in some… Continue Reading

Daubert Challenges To Exclude Expert Witness Testimony

In most cases, attorneys may be able to successfully use Daubert challenges to exclude scientific expert witness testimony and testimony based on technical or other specialized knowledge as well.  In evaluating the reliability of an expert’s testimony, the Daubert court… Continue Reading