Hutson Resource Group offers a variety of services related to litigation support.
Damage valuation consulting
Hutson Resource Group offers services that allow counsel to explore the viability of damage sums related to the case. By analyzing the unique circumstances surrounding the case, we can provide an alternative damage valuation that can be useful in mediation, negotiations, and settlement offers. Additionally, we can critique valuations provided by opposing experts or counsel, offering valuable insights into the assumptions, strengths, and weaknesses of a valuation.
Expert witness “stress tests”
Hutson Resource Group can “stress test” the reports and valuations of expert testimony. An expert witness “stress test” by an independent damage valuation professional can allow counsel to review and critique the data and assumptions, thereby helping to strengthen the opinions, support, and testimony of an expert witness before deposition.
Lines of questioning
Hutson Resource Group can identify areas of questioning that may be beneficial during depositions and trial. We can clarify the valuation methods utilized by another expert and make specific suggestions for how the expert can be questioned in a logical manner. This frequently proves useful to the trier of fact in determining the reliability and reasonableness of an expert’s opinion.
Expert reviews / Daubert motions
Hutson Resource Group can help counsel discover useful information about an opposing expert. We typically review social media, CVs, websites, claimed credentials, and affiliations for information that is inaccurate or inconsistent with the conclusions arrived at, or opinions expressed in, an expert’s report. We can also review an opposing expert’s background with regard to the topics on which they plan to opine. This may provide information that will help counsel make a decision about filing a Daubert motion. Additionally, Hutson Resource Group can offer input about the methodology employed for Daubert considerations.
Expert witness testimony
Mr. Hutson is the only firm member who offers expert witness services. He can provide expert reports, schedules, exhibits, and testimony for mediations, arbitrations, appraisals, depositions, and trials. Mr. Hutson is an experienced expert in quantifying economic losses related to physical damage, breach of contract, torts, and fraudulent activity. He has testified in state and federal proceedings as well as in numerous mediations and appraisals.