Monthly Archives: July 2012
Is it Possible to Compel the Appearance of an Out of State Employee of the Opposing Party’s Company as a Witness at Trial?
In commercial litigation, it is very common that the corporate designee at trial is not a particularly insightful factual witness. When the factual witnesses at trial are employees of an opposing party that is headquartered out of state, this often puts you in a position where you are taking “trial depositions” and reading in transcripts at trial. As you can imagine, this does not have the same effect that a live witness does, but is there a way around it?
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An expert witness is an individual that is authoritative in their particular field and able to assist the finder of fact in reaching a conclusion at a trial. Aside from discerning whether the potential expert witness is someone who can make some sort of impact on the case and present well to a fact finder, it is important to know what is required in order to have that expert presented to the fact finder for evaluation of the expert opinion. This post describes the law and methods utilized in qualifying an expert witness in Florida.
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Have you ever represented a creditor in a bankruptcy action where the debtor and/or the debtor’s attorney seem to be dragging their feet in moving the action forward? In these situations, it may feel like your client will never see … Read Full Post