Federal Rule 26 requires each party to disclose the identity of its expert witnesses and to provide written reports prepared by certain of these experts. This article proposes an amendment that extends the written report requirement to all employee experts and party experts and that requires opinion disclosure for independent experts. The article compares the Federal Rule 26 procedure with state court expert witness information exchange procedures, reviews the written report coverage decisions under Federal Rule 26, and explains why the proposed changes should be made.
- expert testimony discosure
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