Nathan Schactman’s July 6, 2014 post offers interesting comments on the rules for expert causation testimony. Not too many will take Twerski head on, but he did. And Green-Sanders also did not escape.
The ABA Journal includes a short article and links to an order regarding Judge Posner enthusiastically using appointed experts in a patent case for which he has volunteered to act as the trial judge. He also endorsed the idea of using a "blue ribbon" jury.
Australia’s Clayton Utz recently published this interesting article on the UK’s high court abolishing expert witness immunity for civil cases. The article cites the key cases, and issues that remain open. The article also notes that it’s not yet known if Australia will follow the same path.
A key cite and excerpt from the article are set out below:
"A recent UK decision has abolished the long-standing protection given to experts against immunity from legal suit arising out of giving evidence or participating in civil proceedings.
The UK Supreme Court decision of Jones v Kaney  UKSC 13 has removed the immunity from suit expert witnesses have traditionally enjoyed in the UK in giving evidence and providing advice in civil proceedings. The decision does not directly impact on expert witnesses in Australia, but experts and those giving instructions to experts should be aware of the reasons for the decision lest the decision reignite the debate about the retention of an expert’s immunity."