February 22, 2017

Opinion about expert witness exchange filing tomorrow

Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinion in Perry v. Bakewell Hawthorne, LLC, which was argued on the January calendar.  This will be the first opinion in a case argued in 2017.

Perry will decide whether Code of Civil Procedure section 2034.300, which requires a trial court to exclude the expert opinion of any witness offered by a party who has unreasonably failed to comply with the rules for exchange of expert witness information, applies to a motion for summary judgment.  [Disclosure:  Horvitz & Levy filed an amicus curiae brief, and presented oral argument, on behalf of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel.]

The opinion can be viewed tomorrow starting at 10:00 a.m.

Leave a Reply