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Tricky Evidence Qs For Environmental Trial Lawyers

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September 3, 2015

Fox Rothschild attorney Jeffrey M. Pollock, who practices environmental law in the state where you might say it grew up, explains some of its unique challenges. The issue of admissible evidence from expert witnesses is one of them. Environmental trial lawyers often begin what may become a protracted legal battle in a relatively lax administrative forum, so they may need to play two games at once. If you think your opponent’s expert and expert’s evidence at the administrative level is questionable, even though it’s likely to enter the record at that stage, make sure you object and state clearly why, he warns. If you don’t create a record and the case is appealed to state or federal court, you may be stuck with evidence harmful to your case.

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