July 01, 2014

Experts: Your Opponent Can Discover Your Experts

Maria E. Rodriguez

Download a printable PDF of this article (membership required).

Your opponent just served you with interrogatories, and one of them asks for the names of every person you’ve interviewed as a potential or consulting expert. If you’re like me, your first thought is, “Ha! Fat chance—there’s no way I want to tell you that and no law that says I have to.” Well, don’t be so sure. It turns out, incredibly, that there is a whole body of case law out there that would force you to turn over information that, among other things, would allow your opponent to benefit from your work tracking down possible experts.

Premium Content For:
  • Litigation Section
Join - Now