The Daubert Standard and Medical Expert Testimony

The Daubert Standard is the majority rule for admitting expert testimony.  Encompassed in the Federal Rules of Evidence 702[1], the test governs what evidence is scientifically reliable enough to provide to a jury.  We take a brief look how the SCOTUS ruling In Daubert v. Merrill Dow Pharmaceuticals relates to medical expert testimony.

Advancements in the PACER case

Federal court litigants have likely come across the PACER system, and know intimately that its use is based on a cost per page. In the works since 2016, a class-action lawsuit poses the ultimate question: “Are PACER fees even legal?”.

Is Zoom court fair?

Virtual proceedings have undoubtedly allowed courts to continue operating at a time when in-person hearings were out of the question and for that they deserve praise. But there are some kinks to work out, and in this short post, we take a look at the pros and cons of Zoom court.

The State of Eviction in the COVID Era

COVID-19 has exacerbated the eviction crisis in the United States. Absent a national solution to this issue, evictions are continuing business-as-usual, with a few major exceptions. Here’s what you need to know if you are representing either the landlord or the tenant in an eviction proceeding.

Ending Citation Frustration

For lawyers, the simple copy/paste task often ends up taking on a life of its own. Why? Formatting. MasterFile’s Drafting Minion drops perfectly formatted testimony into motions in one click.

What Are Litigation Funders and Why Are They Legal?

Litigation funders or TPLFs finance civil litigation through non-recourse liens instead of self-financing or contingency agreements, in exchange for a cut of the settlement or judgment. Are they legal? That’s what we take a look at in this short article.

Litigators and Insurers Face-Off over Business Interruption Insurance during COVID-19

While businesses suffer, insurance carriers are denying claims, taking the stance that COVID-19 is not a “disaster”. States are responding by introducing legislation requiring carriers to cover COVID-19 losses. And personal injury firms anticipate an impending flood of litigation.

Cross Examination Questions: Essential Techniques, Tips and Secrets

Cross-examination, of course, makes for the best scenes in courtroom dramas.  But successful cross-examination is not about charisma and oratory skills; rather, it’s about excellent preparation, or hard work, and following some time tested and simple tips.

Who’s to Blame? COVID-19 Liability Shields and Waivers

COVID-19 calls into question American personal injury law’s role in consumer protection. Every area of the law will be impacted as litigants look to protect their rights in this pandemic.

Bar Exam Roundup – Uncertainty and chaos in the era of COVID-19

COVID-19 has left graduating law students – and hiring law firms – uncertain. The drastically different status of law grads across the country may present issues for years to come.

How to correctly Bates number PDFs and native files

Bates numbers are not outdated. They just need to be used correctly to number TIF, PDF, and native files. See how, and why, MasterFile makes it simple.

How to split PDFs into logical files

Dozens of products let you split a large PDF file into smaller PDFs based on a number of criteria. That’s all well and good, but being able to simply extract pages has no relevance to managing evidence, key facts and extracts within each document that’s inside the large PDF file now on your screen. MasterFile splits and loads large PDF files for you automatically, so you can focus on what matters most – case analysis and case strategy.

How to create better case chronologies and legal timelines

As any litigator or investigator that’s handled a complex matter knows, getting control of the stacks of evidence, facts and legal issues can be quite a challenge. MasterFile is designed to let you easily manage case information in matters of any complexity to build stronger cases and ultimately, win more. In this short article, we explain how to create legal timelines and case chronologies that can give you an edge in court.

Cross Examination Software

Cross examination is not the time to delve into a witness’s interpretation of the facts; rather, it’s the time for you to tell a story by obtaining the witness’s assent. Take a deep dive into evidence, research, facts and events with MasterFile and see how, and why, MasterFile lets you develop your questions more efficiently and execute them more effectively.

Unlock Your Case With Litigation Support Software

Every case’s DNA is made up of claims, counterclaims and defenses. Easily organize case evidence, facts, events and the case chronology in MasterFile. Set out the claim and add issues and other probative factors in one step. Litigation management software that’s simple and intuitive.