Conflicts and Confidentiality: The Ethical and Procedural Issues Concerning Experts
62 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2006 Last revised: 5 Feb 2009
Date Written: 2007
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.
Keywords: Legal ethics, pretexting, expert witnesses, undercover investigators, conflicts of interest, ex parte contacts
JEL Classification: K00, K40
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