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14-2943 Taylor v. Cottrell, Inc., appealed from the Eastern District of Missouri, Bye, J.

Negligence – Personal Injury; Expert Witness

 

 

Where a plaintiff who was injured while attempting to secure a vehicle on a car-hauling trailer and again when he fell from a trailer sued the trailer manufacturer, the district court abused its discretion in excluding the plaintiff’s expert witness because no evidence supported a finding that payment for the expert’s services was made contingent on the outcome of the litigation, and the court failed to articulate the precise interest that the expert had in the outcome of the litigation and how any such interest would overcome the general rule that the expert’s bias and credibility should be resolved by the jury. Judgment is reversed.

 

14-2943 Taylor v. Cottrell, Inc., appealed from the Eastern District of Missouri, Bye, J.


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