An expert witness whose testimony was stricken because a mathematicalerror pointed out to him during cross-examination completely underminedhis calculation of a plaintiff’s damages is not protected from professionalmalpractice liability by the doctrine of witness immunity, the stateSupreme Court has ruled.

The court’s 5-2 decision reverses a Superior Court holding and reinstates asuit brought by LLMD of Michigan, trading as Wintoll Associates LimitedPartnership, against the Jackson-Cross Co., whose chairman, CharlesSeymour, allegedly cost the developer $2.7 million by offering bungledexpert testimony in a breach of contract suit in 1989.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]