Who is Protected by Privilege?
By: Matthew Jones In the recent case of Day v. Johns Hopkins Health Sys. Corp., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit answered this question in the context of expert witnesses facing RICO violations. In the Day case, an expert witness testified that the evidence he reviewed regarding the coal miners’ claim for…
Hospital Found Liable After Lawyers Intimidate Expert
By: Scott Rees
A default judgment was recently entered against a local WellStar hospital, based on the actions of its attorneys. In entering the default judgment, the judge determined that WellStar’s attorneys intimidated the plaintiff’s expert physician witness to the point he refused to continue on as plaintiff’s expert. According to the judge’s order