Table of contents for A litigation guide to expert witnesses / by Cecil Kuhne.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction................................................................. xiii
CHAPTER 1 Overview .................................................................1 
The Decision to Retain an Expert..................................2
Role of the Expert Witness .............................................3
Consulting and Testifying Experts.................................6
Expert Qualifications.......................................................6
Admissibility of Testimony ............................................7
Disclosure of Witness Materials...................................10
Expert Compensation....................................................10
Standard of Review........................................................11
CHAPTER 2 The Legal Framework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 
Common Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 
Early Evidence Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 
Courts as Gatekeepers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 
CHAPTER 3 Supreme Court Decisions 
The Daubert Opinion...........................................................................28
The Kumho Tire Opinion ....................................................................31
The Joiner Opinion ..............................................................................35
CHAPTER 4 Rules of Discovery 
Discovery of Consulting Experts .......................................................38
Discovery of Testifying Experts .........................................................40
The Privilege Dilemma ........................................................................43
Expert Report .......................................................................................44
CHAPTER 5 Rules of Evidence 
Fact Witnesses and Expert Witnesses...............................................49
Admission of Expert Testimony (Rule 702)......................................51
Basis of Expert Testimony (Rule 703) ...............................................54
Ultimate Issues (Rule 704) ..................................................................56
Underlying Facts and Data (Rule 705)...............................................59
Court-Appointed Experts (Rule 706) .................................................61
Learned Treatises (Rule 803(18)).......................................................62
Reversible Error ...................................................................................63
CHAPTER 6 Selecting Experts 
Whether to Retain an Expert..............................................................66
When to Hire the Expert .....................................................................66
Locating the Best Candidates.............................................................67
Presenting the Case .............................................................................71
Early Communications with the Expert ............................................72
Background Materials..........................................................................73
Correspondence with the Expert.......................................................73
Conflicts of Interest..............................................................................76
Disqualification of Experts..................................................................76
Precautionary Procedures ..................................................................77
"Side Switching" ...................................................................................78
Standards Applied................................................................................78
Expert Compensation ..........................................................................79
Chain of Command...............................................................................81
CHAPTER 7 Presenting Experts 
The Gatekeeper Function....................................................................83
Issue Identification...............................................................................86
Providing Information to the Expert .................................................87
Examinations, Tests, and Studies ......................................................88
Team Approach ....................................................................................89
Duty of the Offering Party...................................................................89
Expert Reports .....................................................................................91
Motions in Limine ..............................................................................102
Resisting Gatekeeper Proceedings ..................................................102
Affidavit in Support of Expert ..........................................................103
Burden of Proof ..................................................................................103
Jury Selection .....................................................................................104
Opening Statement.............................................................................104
Preservation of Error.........................................................................105
CHAPTER 8 Objecting to Experts 
The Court's Role.................................................................................108
Necessity for Experts ........................................................................108
Intercepting the Testimony...............................................................108
Examining the Expert ........................................................................109
Timing of the Objections...................................................................110
Exploring the Foundation of the Opinion .......................................110
Disclosure of Underlying Facts ........................................................111
Problems of Eliminating Hypotheticals...........................................111
Moving to Exclude Your Opponent's Witness................................112
Factors of Reliability..........................................................................113
Assisting the Trier of Fact.................................................................114
CHAPTER 9 Depositions of Experts 
Deposing Your Opponent's Expert ..................................................115
Preparing Your Expert for Deposition.............................................119
CHAPTER 10 Direct Examination of Experts 
The Underlying Theme......................................................................127
Foundational Aspects of the Opinion..............................................128
Role of the Examiner .........................................................................129
Preparing Your Expert for Direct .....................................................129
Direct Examination of Your Expert ..................................................131
CHAPTER 11 Cross-Examination of Experts 
Discovering the Expert's Reliability ................................................146
Foundational Evidence ......................................................................147
Pretrial Preparation for Cross-Examination ...................................147
Challenges Facing the Cross-Examiner ...........................................148
Reasonable Degree of Certainty.......................................................148
Basis of the Opinion ..........................................................................149
Discrediting the Witness ...................................................................150
Effective Cross-Examination Style....................................................151
Subjective Judgment..........................................................................152
Constructive versus Destructive ....................................................153
Attacking the Expert's Credentials ..................................................154
Information Admitted Into Evidence ...............................................154
Information Not Admitted Into Evidence........................................155
Statistics ..............................................................................................156
Learned Treatises...............................................................................156
Exposing Personal Bias or Interest..................................................157
Exposing Materials Reviewed by the Expert..................................158
Preparing Your Expert for Cross-Examination ...............................158
Courtroom Simulation .......................................................................161
Retaining Control ...............................................................................161
Responding to Questions About Bias..............................................163
Responding to Questions About Treatises.....................................163
Responding to Questions About Fees .............................................164
Responding to Questions About Income ........................................164
APPENDIX A William Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 509 U.S. 578 (1993) 165 
APPENDIX B Kumho Tire Company, Ltd. v. Patrick Carmichael 526 U.S. 137 (1999) 183 
APPENDIX C Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 26. General Provisions Governing Discovery; Duty of Disclosure 201 
APPENDIX D Federal Rules of Evidence 213 
About the Author ...............................................................................217
Index ....................................................................................................219

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Evidence, Expert -- United States.
Examination of witnesses -- United States.
Witnesses -- United States.