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Litigation Support Expert Witness and the Daubert Standard


An expert witness is a witness, who by his education, work and experience has special knowledge of a subject that far exceeds that of an average person and is thus legally respected for his opinion during litigation. The Daubert standard is a legal precedent set by the Supreme Court of the United States about allowing litigation support expert witnesses’ testimony during a legal proceeding.

If one has to exclude the testimony of an expert witness who may have no expertise a Daubert motion can be raised during or before the trial. It is believed to be a legal strategy to exclude scientific evidence in court. According to the US supreme Court it is now the duty of the trial judges to check if the evidence is reliable and relevant or not. This was because of certain fraudulent expert witnesses that had been produced in the court in the past.

In the historic Daubert case against Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals Inc, a parent sued the company as her baby was believed to have congenital defects due to a drug made by the company. Finally a summary judgement was given to the defending pharmaceutical company.

Many litigation support expert witness services are available in the different jurisdictions for civil criminal and any technical matters to refer either the compliant or the defendant in the US. Managed Outsource Solutions (MOS) is a US based legal outsourcing company that offers litigation support expert services to clients in the US, the UK, Canada and Australia besides other services like legal transcription, legal research, litigation support, legal animation and legal web design.

About Julie Clements

Julie Clements

Joined the MOS team in March of 2008. Julie Clements has background in the healthcare staffing arena; as well as 6 years as Director of Sales and Marketing at a 4 star resort. Julie was instrumental in the creation of the medical record review division (and new web site); and has especially grown this division along with data conversion of all kinds.