AN ACT AMENDING THE RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE TO MODERNIZE DISCOVERY OF EXPERT WITNESSES AND CLARIFYING EXPERT WITNESS COSTS IN CIVIL ACTIONS.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Deletes language which stated parties have the option of submitting a written report of the opinion that an expert witness will express and the basis and reasons for it, unless otherwise stipulated or ordered by the court. Now provides that this option exists and does not provide for preemption by the court or by stipulation.
Makes technical changes.
Adds clarifying language that provides that the notice requirements provided in Rule 26(b) concerning witnesses providing written reports do not apply if neither party had less than 120 days notice of the trial.
© 2021 School of Government The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This work is copyrighted and subject to "fair use" as permitted by federal copyright law. No portion of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the express written permission of the publisher. Distribution by third parties is prohibited. Prohibited distribution includes, but is not limited to, posting, e-mailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, installing on intranets or servers, and redistributing via a computer network or in printed form. Unauthorized use or reproduction may result in legal action against the unauthorized user.