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When Nevada courts decide whether an expert witness will be allowed to testify, they do not look to the rules set by the U.S. Supreme Court in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharm., Inc, 509 U.S. 579, 113 S.Ct. 2786, 125 L.Ed.2d 469 (1993).  See, Dow Chem. Co. v. Mahlum, 114 Nev. 1468, 970 P.2d 98 (1998).  Instead, the Nevada Supreme Court is developing its own set of rules to determine whether an expert can give opinion testimony to the jury.As we said in our post a few years back, HERE, the case … [Read more...]

Responding To The Anticipated Fallout Of The Haygood And Howell Opinions

No one is surprised when people who are hurt in accidents go to the doctor’s office for care.  In the past, many went to doctors who provided them care through their group health insurance programs.  These group healthcare providers usually have pre-negotiated reimbursement agreements with the group health insurance carriers.  Those insurance carriers pay the providers a sum certain for each service provided.  The pre-negotiated reimbursement agreements normally prevent the doctors from charging … [Read more...]