Articles by Mehjabeen Rahman, J.D.

Surviving a Daubert Challenge: 6 Tips for Success

It’s less than a month before trial, and you’ve just learned that a Daubert challenge has been raised against your expert witness. Any attorney who has worked with an expert witness in litigation knows that a Daubert challenge presents the…

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The Ultimate Expert Witness Objection Checklist

  Being familiar with objections to expert testimony is the best way to protect the credibility of your expert’s testimony and also challenge that of the opposing expert’s. From discovery to trial, there are several occasions where objections as to…

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Preparing Your Expert Witness for Trial – A Checklist

One of the worst things an expert witness can do on the stand is to seem unprepared. Once the jury feels that a witness is unprepared, it is very difficult to repair confidence in that expert. However, thorough preparation before…

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5 Potential MDLs To Watch This September

This year, several companies that provide widely familiar goods and services including Uber, Chrysler, Roundup, Johnson & Johnson and the makers of psychiatric drug Abilify are facing quickly growing lawsuits across the country. The lawsuits include claims involving everything from…

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Mastering Expert Witness Discovery: The Ultimate Guide to Rule 26

As any litigator is well aware, Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) governs the disclosure of expert witness testimony during the discovery stage of litigation. But in 2010, significant amendments were made to the rule. These…

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New vs. Seasoned Expert Witnesses: How Important is Trial Experience?

There are hundreds of types of expert witnesses used in litigation – and all of them are different. Not only are there different kinds of experts in various fields, there are experts with different levels of experience. Especially when it…

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Hulk Hogan Awarded $140 Million in Suit Against Gawker

Celebrity ex pro-wrestler Terry Bollea, better known as “Hulk Hogan,” was awarded $140 million from Gawker Media. This was in a lawsuit for “shameful and outrageous invasion of privacy”. This is after the online media company posted a sex tape…

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Xarelto Blood Thinner MDL Grows to 4,600 Plaintiffs

The oral anticoagulant Rivaroxaban, otherwise known as Xarelto, is yet another blood thinner at the center of a mass-tort action for its harmful effects on patients. Close to 3,000 lawsuits filed across the country have been consolidated into a multidistrict…

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$502 Million Dollar Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson In DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant MDL

A Texas jury awarded plaintiffs a $502 million dollar verdict in a recent bellwether trial against Johnson & Johnson’s Pinnacle hip implant device. The outcome of this intense and lengthy litigation made headlines this week after 37 days of testimony from…

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Top Attorneys Share Their Tips for Working With Experts

Finding the right expert witness can be an involved process with several moving parts. An expert’s unique specialization, credentials, credibility, personality, litigation experience, and communication style are all factors that need to be considered when choosing the right expert witness…

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