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Conflicts and Confidentiality: The Ethical and Procedural Issues Concerning Experts


David C. Hricik


Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law

2007


Abstract:     
Addresses the ethical issues that accompany expert witnesses, including conflicts of interest, ex parte contacts, and related ethical issues. In addition, it discusses the ethical issues that arise from the use of undercover investigators to engage in ex parte contacts. Includes a discussion of what has become called pretexting (or pre-texting) in the context of the Hewlett Packard scandal.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 62

Keywords: Legal ethics, pretexting, expert witnesses, undercover investigators, conflicts of interest, ex parte contacts

JEL Classification: K00, K40

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Date posted: July 19, 2006 ; Last revised: February 5, 2009

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Hricik, David C., Conflicts and Confidentiality: The Ethical and Procedural Issues Concerning Experts (2007). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=917164 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.917164

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Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law ( email )
1021 Georgia Ave
Macon, GA 31207-0001
United States
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