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The expert witness, once anomalous, is now integral to virtually every lawsuit. Understanding the rules that regulate when an expert witness may be allowed to testify is vital to successful litigation practice. The newly published Expert Witness Answer Book 2012 walks you through every aspect of this key area, providing, in a direct Q&A format, clear instruction on the legal framework as provided by the Daubert trilogy and subsequent rulings, the qualifications that must be introduced to establish someone as an expert on a particular topic as well as disqualify him or her, and the pretrial activities of experts including designation, disclosure, discovery and depositions.
Expert Witness Answer Book 2012 provides actionable guidance throughout, with specific chapters on issues confronted by experts in the following areas ▪ products liability ▪ toxic torts ▪ trademarks ▪ patents and copyrights, as well the economic damages issues in personal injury, commercial damages, and business and property litigation. Forensic issues in criminal cases and the specific issues in fire cases are also discussed.
Written by contributors with many years of trial experience, each chapter includes practical hints on what works in court and what doesn’t. Expert Witness Answer Book 2012 is a handy one-volume softcover publication that can be taken with you into court or deposition to get quick answers to questions that must be answered immediately.
Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion on Marmet Health Care Center vs. Brown. In issuing the opinion, the Court reaffirmed its recent decisions about applying the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) to negligence and wrongful death actions when an arbitration clause is present in the care agreement. In Marmet Health Care Center vs. Brown, the Court concluded that when extant, such agreements can be enforced.
Interested in more information on arbitration? Check out one of PLI’s treatises on the subject: American Arbitration: Principles and Practice.
This week, The New York Times featured an article by Robin Pogrebin on the substantial changes that will soon take place at NYPL. Click here for the article.
And, NYPL is collecting ideas from New Yorkers about what we want our city’s library system to look like. Email your thoughts and suggestions to: email@example.com
In honor of New York Fashion Week (February 9 – 16), here’s a link to NYPL’s Digital Fashion Collection:
Listed below are the PLI Course Handbooks that were published during the month of January 2012:
Commercial Law and Practice Series
- Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings & Workouts 2012
- Secured Transactions 2012: What Lawyers Need to Know about UCC Article 9
- Securities Products of Insurance Companies and Evolving Regulatory Reform 2012
Corporate Law and Practice Series
Litigation & Administrative Practice Series
Real Estate Law & Practice Series
Tax Law and Practice Series
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In January 2012, the following Treatises were updated:
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