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The prohibition against a ‘net opinion’ bars expert testimony based on unfounded speculation or mere possibilities

Posted in *All Posts, Evidence, Expert Testimony, Litigation, Net Opinion Rule

Plaintiffs in malpractice cases are required to make a threshold showing that their claim is meritorious

Posted in *All Posts, *Published case, Affidavit Of Merit, Attorney-client-relationship, Legal Malpractice

An affidavit of merit is not required to support a malicious use of process claim against the attorneys who provided counsel to their clients

Posted in *All Posts, *Published case, Affidavit Of Merit, Legal Malpractice, Malicious abuse of process, Professional malpractice

It is plaintiff’s burden to prove causation by a preponderance of the evidence; defendant is not required to testify or to call any fact or expert witness on his own behalf

Posted in *All Posts, Burden of Proof, Evidence, Expert Testimony, Litigation, Negligence, Torts

Lay opinion versus expert opinion testimony

Posted in *All Posts, Evidence, Expert Testimony, Lay opinion testimony, Litigation

Discovery deposition of expert witnesses retained by the opponent

Posted in *Published case, Discovery, Expert Testimony, Litigation

The factfinder may reject an expert’s opinion

Posted in *All Posts, Evidence, Expert Testimony, Litigation

Child Sexual Abuse and experts in psychology and psychiatry

Posted in *All Posts, *Published case, Child Abuse, Expert Testimony

A family court has the authority to appoint experts so long as the expert opinion will assist the court’s determination on an issue

Posted in *All Posts, Child-custody, Child-support, Divorce, Expert Testimony, Judicial Discretion, Litigation

Where an expert’s opinion is based merely on unfounded speculation and unquantified possibilities, it is a net opinion

Posted in *All Posts, Evidence, Expert Testimony, Litigation, Net Opinion Rule

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