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Are the Damage Experts Working on the Same Case?

December 14, 2017
3:15 – 3:30 PM Registration
3:30 – 5:00 PM Seminar
5:00 – 6:00 PM Reception

GBQ Partners LLC
4030 Smith Road, Suite 400
Cincinnati, OH 45209

When damages are at stake, the plaintiff and defendant often hire damage experts to help the trier of fact determine the appropriate amount to award to the injured party if liability is established. Each expert is supposed to provide an objective analysis of the case and opine with reasonable certainty to the damages that were incurred. So why does it often seem that the two experts arrive at damage opinions that look like they belong in two different cases? Why is the plaintiff’s expert’s opinion of damages almost always higher than the defendant’s expert’s opinion of damages? This seminar will use real case examples to explore the reasons why divergent opinions can occur, including:

  • Are the experts considering the same legal claims and measures of damages?
  • Do the experts have access to (and are they using) the same information and documents?
  • What assumptions are the experts making and what is the basis for the assumption?
  • What damages or valuation methods or approaches are the experts using?

This course is pending by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education and the Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 total CLE credits.

  • Rebekah Smith
  • Director of Forensic and Dispute Advisory Services
  • (614) 947-5300
  • Keith Hock
  • Director of Forensic and Dispute Advisory Services
  • (513) 744-5064