June 21 roundup


  • Concerning the expert witness: I’ve often wondered why expert witnesses aren’t handled like juries–hired by the court, their identities agreed upon by lawyers for both sides.

    That, it seems to me, would solve the problem of hired guns, although it might cause other problems.

  • On the first item, I now realize too late that Ted included it in one of his roundups a while back, albeit with a different link.

  • If the woman was actually slain in the Spirit, then surely it was a (literal) Act of God?

    If she wasn’t actually struck down by the Holy Spirit, then it’s a case of her taking a dive deliberately. Either theory would seem to argue the that the church isn’t liable.

  • […] clients when practicing without professional liability insurance [SE Texas Record; earlier here, here and […]

  • […] Church in Tennessee (Smoking Gun, Jun. 5; Childs, Jun. 5). Our earlier coverage has included the Michigan woman who successfully sued her Pentecostal church on similar grounds, and an Australian plaintiff who […]