Are Forensic Experts an Endangered Species?

    Volume 36, Issue 3 (May 1991)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 8


    Slap, AJ
    Chair, Environmental Law Group, Fox, Rothschild, O'Brien & Frankel, Philadelphia, PA

    Fessenden, M
    Litigation associate, Mesirov, Gellman, Jaffe, Cramer & Jamieson, Philadelphia, PA

    (Received 8 March 1990; accepted 11 July 1990)

    Abstract

    There are those in the legal profession, including some judges, who believe that the only good expert is a dead one. Such people believe that only established truth through science should be permitted into the courtroom; anything less is rank speculation and should be excluded on summary judgment. In such a world, there would be scant need for causation experts or juries, despite the guarantee of the Seventh Amendment.


    Paper ID: JFS13080J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13080J

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