Almost inevitably, supply chain litigation involves technical testimony. Most complex supply chain disputes involve contested engineering testimony, design documents, reliability statistics, and financial damages models. Whether the ultimate factfinder is a jury or a judge (or a foreign court), the factfinder usually does not have a technical background. Therefore, translating this technical evidence into something non-technical people can understand is a large part of the challenge of litigating supply chain disputes.
Our recent article in “The Voice,” a DRI publication, sets forth “Four Tips for Presenting Technical Testimony.” We discuss how to make technical witnesses (engineers, experts, and the like) more accessible to non-technical factfinders, how to create demonstrative exhibits that aid in understanding technical evidence, and other ways to make technical evidence come to life. A link to our article is below.