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The sirens of expert partisanship

This particular muckraking report, in the news-side W$J (WSJ blog version), goes after a university-based expert who, while consulting with defendants, has published studies tending to exonerate companies sued over workplace hearing loss among firefighters, miners, railroad workers, etc. And of course mirror-image sorts of conflicts on the plaintiff's side are accepted as standard practice as well. Too bad the WSJ didn't delve into the question of what sorts of reforms -- such as wider court selection of experts -- might hold out hope of overcoming the temptations toward scientific expert partisanship.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.