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US federal judges skeptical of 'hired gun' experts in antitrust cases, judge in Epic-Apple case says

By Michael Acton
  • 06 Apr 2022 18:05
  • 13 Apr 2022 13:35
US federal judges are more skeptical than juries about expert testimony and they ask themselves whether such academics are “hired guns or independent,” the California judge who ruled that Apple didn’t break federal antitrust law said today.
“I find experts to be much more credible when they will work for

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Michael Acton

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Michael is a senior correspondent for MLex in San Francisco, where he moved in 2020 after working in our Brussels bureau. Before joining MLex, he reported on EU politics as the Financial Times’ Nico Colchester Fellow in Brussels. Michael has a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, and a degree in History and French from University College London and Paris IV Sorbonne.

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