Articles by Edward Maggio, J.D., M.S.

Federal Rule 702: What Constitutes Expert Witness Testimony

Federal Rule 702 was created to codify evidentiary admissibility standards for expert witness testimony. The rule establishes that a witness who is qualified as an expert on the basis of knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education may testify in the…

Posted on in FRE, Daubert, & Frye & Resources for Experts & Trial Tactics & Working with Experts

Federal Rule 703: Basis of Expert Witness Opinion

Federal Rule of Evidence 703 establishes the basis on which experts may form their opinions. Such opinions are needed for a jury to understand the facts in a case and the evidence before them. Generally, such expert testimony is necessary…

Posted on in FRE, Daubert, & Frye & Resources for Experts & Trial Tactics & Working with Experts

When to Hire a Local Expert Versus a Nationally-Recognized Expert

Selecting an expert witness is no easy task for an attorney. An expert’s expertise, education, experience, and fees are all important factors to consider in preparing a case. However, there are also more niche factors of expert selection that require…

Posted on in Working with Experts

Italian Volunteer Faces Potential Infringement Suit for Saving COVID-19 Patients

Italy’s struggle to combat COVID-19—also known as the Coronavirus—has been an uphill battle. As of now, a total of 3,405 people in Italy have died of the COVID-19 virus. With supplies and logistics past the breaking point, any opportunity to…

Posted on in COVID-19 & News

3 Traits Every Exceptional Expert Witness Possesses

Expert witnesses are responsible for explaining complex subject matters to juries. Their goal is to give the jury specialized knowledge that helps them effectively contextualize the facts at issue. Without an expert’s technical know-how, attorneys can’t prove their case theories…

Posted on in Resources for Experts

IVC Filter Settlements are on the Horizon

In recent years, there have been a large number of mass tort lawsuits involving Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters. An IVC filter is a vascular device placed in the inferior vena cava vein which prevents blood clots from moving into…

Posted on in Litigation Monitor

The Complete Guide to Hiring an Economics Expert Witness

At the heart of many lawsuits is often one key factor – money. From personal injury tort matters to business disputes, an economics expert can offer crucial support to an attorney’s position when dealing with financial cases. Economics experts can…

Posted on in Working with Experts

Video Expert Testimony: Using Novel Courtroom Tools to Your Advantage

Trial advocacy is a dynamic mix of law and storytelling. It requires a lawyer to know both the intricacies of law and strategies for effective jury management. In the pursuit of winning cases and effectively arguing a client’s case, video…

Posted on in Working with Experts

J&J’s Own Expert Working for FDA Found Asbestos in Baby Powder

In October, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) revealed a government laboratory test had found asbestos in its own Baby Powder. Since then, the company has continually attacked the validity of the result. J&J announced that other labs conducting similar tests found…

Posted on in Litigation Monitor

North Dakota Jury Awards $1 Billion in Damages in 2015 Drunk Driving Crash

On June 27th, 2015, Jordan Morsette, slammed head-on into Shayna Monson’s car at the McKenzie Drive exit on the Bismarck Expressway, killing Monson’s two passengers, Abby Renschler and Taylor Goven. Monson was the only victim to survive the crash. It…

Posted on in News