By Evan M. Tager, Craig A. Woods, Reginald R. Goeke, and Daniel E. Jones, Partners with Mayer Brown LLP; Carl J. Summers and Matthew C. Sostrin, Counsel with Mayer Brown LLP; and Jonathan S. Klein, an Associate with the firm.
Featuring a foreword by The Honorable Paul S. Grewal, United States Magistrate Judge (ret.), who serves as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Facebook, Inc.
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Summary: This 90-page Monograph explores the key principles federal and state judges should follow when assessing the admissibility of expert testimony in civil litigation. Expert testimony not only can decide the outcome of products-liability and toxic-tort lawsuits, but also can impact key rulings such as class-action certification and damages determinations. Judges must act as “gatekeepers,” the U.S. Supreme Court has proclaimed, to shield lay juries from what Justice Antonin Scalia called “expertise that is fausse and science that is junky.”
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