By Daniel A. Bronstein
Extensively up to date and accelerated to include legislative and functional alterations enacted because the ebook of the former version, Law for the specialist Witness, Fourth Edition is designed for pros and scholars requiring edification at the present tactics and methods of felony procedure.
Drawn from revised models of the readings assigned to graduate and carrying on with schooling classes taught by means of the writer, in addition to his personal specialist event, the textual content is split into 4 sections. starting with procedural matters that knowledgeable witness will stumble upon prior to the trial itself, the chapters disguise criminal bureaucracy, discovery, depositions and different discovery options, and effects for failure to conform with discovery.
The subsequent part addresses evidentiary concerns, exploring primary strategies akin to burden of facts, presumptions, and admissibility. It defines who's a professional and while you can actually testify, and describes the right kind type of inquiries to knowledgeable. subsequent, the ebook discusses chain of custody matters, shows, rumour, and the easiest facts rule.
The publication comprises feedback and tricks for the professional witness acceptable to direct testimony in addition to pointers on withstanding cross-examination. the ultimate component of the booklet includes excerpts from the Federal principles of Civil method and the Federal ideas of proof in addition to a desk of illustrative cases.
New themes during this Fourth variation include:
- The non-discoverability of the expert’s draft studies, as mandated via FRCP26
- The factor of destruction of proof because it results discovery and checks, experiments, and chain of custody
- New and up to date details on differing principles between states concerning who's knowledgeable and no matter if that testimony might be admitted into evidence
- The reissuance of the Federal principles of Civil method with new subsections
Maintaining an identical simple sort that made earlier variations so renowned, this quantity allows professional witnesses and lawyers to offer compelling facts in courtroom that might face up to objection from even the main tough adversary.
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We have searched for reasons justifying denial of the motion and can find none sufficient to sustain this exercise of discretion. Under the unique facts of this case, the policy of deterring discovery abuses which assault the fairness and integrity of litigation must be accorded precedence over the policy of putting an end to litigation. We do not reach the question of whether the district court abused its discretion in denying plaintiff’s motion for a new trial based on newly discovered evidence, pursuant to Rule 60(b)(2).
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Law for the Expert Witness, Fourth Edition by Daniel A. Bronstein