Handling Expert Testimony in Nebraska: Lessons from Recent Cases
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Mangrum, R. Collin
FIRST PARAGRAPH(S)|Expert testimony, the French pastry of earlier litigation, has become meat and potatoes for the modern litigator. The expanded role of experts in litigation is the product of both the increasing complexity of our society and the increasing simplicity of expert evidence rules. Change, however, fosters confusion. Not surprisingly, this past term in Nebraska a disproportionate number of cases that were appealed on evidentiary grounds raised issues relating to the admission and exclusion of expert testimony. This Article relies on these recent cases in an effort to explicate Nebraska's expert evidence rules. The litigator's increasing dependence on expert testimony as a staple rather than dessert justifies such a case analysis. These cases, it is suggested, yield several lessons for litigators handling expert testimony...
21 Creighton L. Rev. 509 (1987-1988)
Creighton University School of Law