December 14, 2006

An Academic Exercise

I'm happy today because I finished a response. Issue: must expert witnesses be licensed in any particular field of expertise in order to testify? Answer: no. (But note testimony must be relevant, helpful to the jury's understanding, and not more prejudicial than probative.) See Huntoon v. TCI Cablevision of Colorado, 969 P.2d 681, 689 (Colo. 1998).

Which introduces this question: why would opposing counsel, who seems well-educated and experienced in the law, assert otherwise?

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