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All experts get paid, but not all pay is equal | 42 comments | Create New Account
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Jury Instructions in Apple v. Samsung, 109 pages ~pj
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, August 21 2012 @ 04:09 PM EDT
Wow 109 pages.
I hope the lesson is learned.
It is better to come to an agreement than to have a jury decide.

[ Reply to This | Parent | # ]

All experts get paid, but not all pay is equal
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, August 21 2012 @ 05:16 PM EDT
Experts get paid because they are highly trained people who are taking time away
from their other work to provide information for the case.

But not all expert pay is the same.

I was on a case a year ago where one expert was being paid $500/hour for
research and $750/hour for court appearances.

Another expert in the same case was $400/hour, and when the opposition quizzed
him about getting paid more for court appearances, his reply was "my time
is my time, it costs $400/hour for my time, no matter what you have me
doing".

the Jury is allowed to consider such things, as well as their gut feel of if the
expert is trying to give them a snow job or is really trying to explain the
issue.

It's up to the Jury to evaluate how credible any witness is (expert or fact),
and this extends to the intangible 'gut feel' from watching the witness testify.

[ Reply to This | Parent | # ]

"..why our justice system allows this kind of behavior."?
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, August 21 2012 @ 06:33 PM EDT
Indeed. I can't think of a solution. Can you?

[ Reply to This | Parent | # ]

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