Pending Changes to Rule 26 (Dalbert)

There are some pending changes to Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Procedures.  Here's an article explaining the expected rules change which will have a major impact on expert witness' and attorneys.

by Robert Ambrogi
BullsEye: February 2010
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A major revision to the federal rules governing expert witness reports is on track to take effect in December (2010). Lawyers and experts alike agree that the changes are long overdue.

No longer would Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure allow full discovery of draft expert reports and require broad disclosure of any communications between an expert and trial counsel, as has been the case ever since the rule’s revision in 1993.    Read the article

 

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