Why Are the Best Pension Evaluation Experts Useless in Presenting Advocacy Reports Using Atypical Assumptions?
Even if one can convince experts to use atypical assumptions in their reports to achieve the desired result, several obstacles remain before the court will accept those reports. First, there is a substantial paper trail of contradictory reports. When the inconsistencies are disclosed in court, experts are far more likely to admit that an evil attorney forced them to utilize atypical assumptions. They will insist that they cannot tell attorneys who retain their services what the law is or should be. When pressed, however, they will admit that they would not otherwise have adopted those assumptions and that the assumptions run contrary to their typical reports.