battle of the experts

battle of the experts

A general term for a “battle” played out in front of a jury in which the prosecution and defence each have paid experts who may express different or, in some situations, diametrically opposite opinions about the facts of a case. The case may thus be decided not on their merits or the truth, but rather which expert presents the more compelling argument in front of the jury.
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It becomes this battle of the experts, and the EEOC has been getting dinged over that," Pierce says.
If and when the law suits come before a judge and jury, it will ultimately come down to a battle of the experts, Bailey added.
As it turned out, nearly five years of litigation turned into a battle of the experts in which our theory ultimately prevailed, but not without a fight.
THE COURT CHARACTERIZED THE CASE AS A BATTLE OF THE EXPERTS.
It will probably be a battle of the experts," said McGregor Scott, a San Francisco criminal defense lawyer who is also a former state and federal prosecutor.
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In the event that expert opinion or advice is required about the values of assets or otherwise to assist the parties, neutral experts are chosen by agreement of the parties, thereby eliminating any battle of the experts.
However, the court found that the case boiled down to a question of credibility-a battle of the experts.
One session is: Battle of the Experts - But They're Guilty
In this extraordinary California case, a mother suing on behalf of herself and her minor child found herself immersed in a battle of the experts, so-called, when a hung jury was unable to decide whether nurses employed by a hospital were negligent in their care and treatment of the mother and child during the child's birth.
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