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  1. Evidence: Re: New Guidelines for Expert Witnesses in State Courts

    In certain fields, experience is the predominant basis for a great deal of reliable expert testimony. Under Daubert, that probably wouldn't suffice.

    You've confirmed my suspicions but I don't...
  2. Evidence: Re: New Guidelines for Expert Witnesses in State Courts

    It would be ideal if there were a database (other than auto auction results) showing car sales data that included repaired and non-repaired cars. There isn't. Using auction results provides a window...
  3. Evidence: Re: New Guidelines for Expert Witnesses in State Courts

    Scientific accuracy explains everything. I, of course, believe that my methodology is scientifically accurate beyond a doubt. My task is to prove it by either peer review or through articles I have...
  4. Evidence: Re: New Guidelines for Expert Witnesses in State Courts

    Thank you for trading ideas but your spam remark was uncalled for. I came here to solve the Daubert riddle.

    I hope that others will take the time to offer constructive assistance.
  5. Evidence: Re: New Guidelines for Expert Witnesses in State Courts

    Retail prices are what dealers get, not you. You get FMV when you sell or trade a car unless you are willing to sit on it for weeks until someone comes along willing to pay retail. Elementary.

    Re:...
  6. Evidence: Re: New Guidelines for Expert Witnesses in State Courts

    Please don't assume that I'm implying anything. I do not alter my appraisals to suit the client. And my appraisals are completely unbiased.

    If you'd like to know more about insurance companies and...
  7. Evidence: Re: New Guidelines for Expert Witnesses in State Courts

    I wrote that independent appraisers who work for both car owners and insurance companies have to skew their methodology to satisfy the two completely unique clients. An insurance company would NEVER...
  8. Evidence: Re: New Guidelines for Expert Witnesses in State Courts

    jk:
    I only work for car owners and not for insurance companies. Many independent appraisal companies accept assignments from both. That, in and of itself, makes their reports less reliable. As an...
  9. Evidence: Re: New Guidelines for Expert Witnesses in State Courts

    I didn't mean to imply that my methodology favors insurance companies, only that it was fair to both sides. Many independent appraisers work for both sides and so must alter their formula to suit...
  10. Evidence: Re: New Guidelines for Expert Witnesses in State Courts

    Thank you for participating in this discussion. You have raised valid points for me to consider. Replies to what you wrote:

    "...a car dealer uses the valuation as a sales tool."

    This is true,...
  11. Evidence: Re: New Guidelines for Expert Witnesses in State Courts

    The vast majority of you who own late-model cars will trade them in when it's time to upgrade. This has always been true but these days people are even more hesitant to list and sell cars on their...
  12. Evidence: Re: New Guidelines for Expert Witnesses in State Courts

    Much appreciated. Two points:
    1) The dealers we query aren't in line to obtain the car, they are simply giving their opinions as a courtesy.
    2) Trade-in values vs. cash sales are actually more...
  13. Evidence: Re: New Guidelines for Expert Witnesses in State Courts

    Many of you are familiar with third-party automobile inherent diminished value claims against the at-fault party in a collision. The advent of Carfax and other reporting agencies brought about a...
  14. Evidence: Re: New Guidelines for Expert Witnesses in State Courts

    Would the fact that my appraisals have been accepted by insurance companies, magistrates and juries for more than ten years constitute "being put to scientific tests?" If not, how does one go about...
  15. Evidence: New Guidelines for Expert Witnesses in State Courts

    My question involves court procedures for the state of: Florida and other states.

    I have heard that Florida and/or other states have decided to adopt Federal Court guidelines (Daubert) for expert...
  16. Auto Insurance: Re: Recovering for Diminished Value After a Car Accident

    All states with the possible exception of Michigan do not prohibit third-party diminished value claims.
  17. Auto Insurance: Re: Recovering for Diminished Value After a Car Accident

    What you have is known as a third-party inherent diminished value claim. Every state recognizes them in that there are no insurance or case laws prohibiting you from filing such a claim. You make the...
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