Defeating the Plaintiff's Automotive Products Case - Daubert Revisited

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January 1, 2004

At the risk of stating the obvious: Daubert considerations must inform litigation decisions from start to finish. This is especially true in automotive products liability litigation given its expert-intensive nature. In most jurisdictions, expert evidence is necessary in order to prove a products liability claim involving the design and manufacture of an automobile. And, even where liability issues may not require expert evidence, injury and damages questions often do. It is the rare products liability claim against an automobile manufacturer that will not involve the proffer of some type of expert evidence by the plaintiff.

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