Expert Reports and Cross-Examination
This paper supplements the panel discussion that I am having with Harry Brown, who brings a defence perspective, and Dr. Harold Becker, a preeminent medical expert particularly in the area of catastrophic impairments. I represent the plaintiff perspective in this discussion. Our panel discussion is meant to focus on the recent case law dealing with the retaining and communicating with expert witnesses, tips and tactics for the preparation of your expert for trial, and “killer cross-examinations”. That is a lot of material to cover in a one-hour panel discussion, so it is my hope that this paper might say some of the things that I won’t get a chance to mention during our lively debate and discussion.
Presented at the Canadian Defense Lawyers Conference on Accident Benefits, April 15, 2010