Daubert Factors: What the Supreme Court Says About Inspectors as Witnesses

By D. Jeffrey Craven Originally published in the April/May 2014 edition of Hardwood Floors Magazine. An article from the December 2013/January 2014 issue talked about the importance of inspector certification and qualifications, arguing that the case U.S. Supreme Court in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals Inc.1 held that judges should consider four factors to recognize…

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In Personal Injury Actions Treating Physicians Not Entitled To Expert Witness Fees, Sort Of

In the recent decision of Sanchez v Gama, the Arizona’s Division One overturned what some consider a long standing custom allowing treating physicians in a personal injury action to require payment of professional fees when testifying.  That is, if either party calls the treating physician to testify regarding the physicians opinion formed during Plaintiff’s treatment, the physician…

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