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BASIC CROSS EXAMINATION OUTLINE FOR A DEFENSE EXPERT ECONOMIST

BASIC CROSS EXAMINATION OUTLINE FOR A DEFENSE EXPERT ECONOMIST

In cases with significant economic loss, we may decide that we need an expert in economics to project the future economic loss for the jury. In Washington, it is not error to refuse to instruct the jury to discount future medical expenses and lost earning capacity to present cash value if no evidence is introduced as to the proper interest rate or mathematical formula. However, there are cases where present cash value and expert testimony is called for. In those…

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A VIEW BACK OVER A LIFE TIME AS A TRIAL LAWYER

A VIEW BACK OVER A LIFE TIME AS A TRIAL LAWYER

I’m taking a personal privilege to share facts about my life as a trial lawyer in this post. That’s because, this month, God willing, I will have lived on this planet for eighty-six years. I was born in 1935 on the 21st day of February at the Anacortes Hospital. I was the third born to Mary Babarovich Luvera. My sisters Phyllis and Anita preceded me. My parents owned and operated a family grocery store on Commercial Avenue. Franklin D. Roosevelt…

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DEALING WITH CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE DEFENSES

DEALING WITH CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE DEFENSES

In many of our cases we are faced with a variety of contributory negligence allegations either as jury issues or implied. Learning to deal with these claims is an important part of representing plaintiff clients. The following is a primer of ideas about dealing with this issue.. The laws of the different states often vary regarding both evidence of contributory negligence and the effect of contributory negligence as a bar or reduction in the damages. It’s important to check the…

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