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Legal Memorandum: Disclosure Provisions for Expert Opinions

Issue: Must an opinion of a layperson identifying the handwriting of another be disclosed under Connecticut’s mandatory disclosure provisions relating to expert opinions?

Area of Law: Litigation & Procedure
Keywords: Mandatory disclosure provisions; Expert opinions; Disclosure of a non-expert witness
Jurisdiction: Connecticut
Cited Cases: None
Cited Statutes: Connecticut Practice Book § 13-4, § 13-4(1)(A)
Date: 01/01/2005

Under Connecticut Practice Book § 13-4, a party may require another party to identify experts and their opinions.  Conn. Practice Book § 13-4(1)(A) (2005).  It appears from the plain language of the rule—allowing mandatory identification of “each person whom the other party expects to call as an expert witness at trial”—that disclosure of a non-expert witness and his or her opinion is not required under Connecticut law.

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