How to handle complex cases


- Photo by John Meiu

The Complex Commercial Litigation Committee of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, recently presented a seminar on “Conducting a Trial in a Complex Case — A Discussion with the Bench.” Jurists from the federal bench gathered at the T. Levin Courthouse in Detroit to discuss effective and practical approaches to the significant components of jury and bench trials in complex cases including expert witness presentation, jury instructions, voir dire, Daubert motions and other motions in limine, and the handling of questions by jurors.  Sitting on the panel were (seated, left to right) U.S. District Court Judges Stephen J. Murphy III, George Caram Steeh and Avern Cohn.  Helping lead the program was Complex Litigation Co-chair Brian M. Akkashian (at podium) with Dickinson Wright PLLC.