Richard Leisner Discusses Lessons in Hiring an Expert Witness in Article Shared by The D&O Diary
In an article published on July 10, 2019 by The D&O Diary, Richard Leisner discusses important lessons for both expert witnesses and attorneys who hire experts.
The legal malpractice case looked like a slam dunk: According to the plaintiff’s expert witness, the error was one no experienced lawyer should make; the plaintiff’s expert witness had decades of experience in the area; and, the expert provided a favorable report. At the end of discovery, however, the court granted defense counsel’s motion for summary judgment. The Sixth Circuit affirmed. The sure slam dunk wound up as an air ball. This recent case – EQT Production Co. v. Dale Phillips – has important lessons both for expert witnesses and attorneys who hire experts.
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