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Ghostwriting Reports (Cont.)
Although an attorney actually wrote the report, the attached opinions and work papers were those of the expert, and he testified at deposition that the report reflected his opinions.
Source: Indiana Ins. Co. v. Hussey Seating Co., 176 FRD 293(D. IN 1997)
“Trial counsel may well have legitimate cause to give assistance to an expert witness in the preparation of the report.” But “the court also emphasizes that in no way does it suggest the attorneys have license to change the opinions and report of the expert witnesses.”
Source: Marek v. Moore, FRD 298 (DKS 1997)