© D.L. Crumbley
Rule 706 – Court-Appointed Experts
The Court has the authority to appoint an expert whom all parties may cross-examine when:
The Court believes the experts for the litigants are “hired guns,” and their testimony is unreliable or prejudicial.
The proffered expert opinions have failed to adequately explain the complex issues upon which the Court must decide.
The Court has ultimate discretion regarding the admissibility of all expert testimony