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.

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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.

http://portal.criticalimpact.com/newsletter/newslettershow5.cfm?contentonly=1&content=22950&id=2785