The Lucrative Economics Of Expert Witnesses

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There’s an expert for everything, no matter how niche the topic is. Lawyers would know, with the job constantly requiring them to bring experts to the witness stand. These expert witnesses give their interpretations of the case’s facts to aid the judge and jury. But their expertise isn’t cheap; they command hundreds of dollars per hour for trial prep and their presence in court. In one case, a forensic architect, who looks into why buildings fall apart, said they were paid $2.4 million for their time on a case. Read full article here

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