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Expert bias: How trial courts are applying the White Burgess analysis

Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 8:56 AM | By Jennifer Hunter

In 2015 in White Burgess Langille Inman v. Abbott and Haliburton Co. 2015 SCC 23, the Supreme Court of Canada released a comprehensive decision on expert bias and how it relates to the admissibility and weight of expert evidence. At the threshold stage, expert evidence will only be inadmissible if the expert is unable or unwilling to discharge his or her duty to provide a fair, objective and non-partisan opinion. Once the threshold stage is met, any remaining concerns about an expert’s compliance with his or her duty...