Tag Archives: Expert Testimony

Video: David Graeler on Preparing Experts

We are pleased to provide the next installment of our video series from Nossaman’s 2019 Eminent Domain Seminars.  In this segment, Litigation Department Chair David Graeler discusses best practices for preparing expert witnesses for trial.  Please access the video here.… Continue Reading

Court Holds Agency Appraiser Not Required to Identify Specific Damages When Outweighed by Project Benefits

In an eminent domain proceeding, the property owner and the condemning agency each typically introduce evidence of just compensation through valuation experts. The jury is then required to render a verdict in between the owner’s (high) valuation and the agency’s (low) valuation. Usually the biggest delta between the sides involves severance damages — or damages … Continue Reading

A Motion in Limine Strikes Again

A couple of weeks ago, the California Court of Appeal issued a decision that discussed an attorney malpractice lawsuit known as a “settle and sue” case, where the client settles whatever litigation in which they are embroiled, then turns around and immediately sues their attorney. (Filbin v. Fitzgerald, 2012 WL 5857331). Incidentally, that malpractice action stemmed from an … Continue Reading

CLE International Two-Day Eminent Domain Conference in San Francisco

On November 16-17, CLE International is holding one of the biggest eminent domain events of the year, its 11th Annual Conference, Eminent Domain:  Appraisal to Appeal.  The conference is being held at the Stanford Court hotel.  Registration is currently open. Many top eminent domain attorneys and appraisers are scheduled to make presentations.  I am speaking with my … Continue Reading
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