Every litigator has, undoubtedly, received requests or demands from occurrence witnesses — more colloquially referred to as fact witnesses, in order to distinguish them from expert witnesses — to be paid more than the $5 per day (plus mileage) authorized in Pennsylvania, pursuant to 42 Pa.C.S. §5903, as "compensation to subpoenaed witnesses."
The Compensation of Fact Witnesses Must Be Addressed
The Legal Intelligencer
July 2, 2013