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On Dec 12, 2005, at 9:08 AM, Polhemus, Bill wrote:

There are times when I DON’T want to have any calculations available—for the very reason that, while I didn’t go to law-school, some other pecker-wood most assuredly DID.
I've found that a lack of any calculations or analysis is almost as valuable to a plaintiff attorney as poor calculations. It's a lot easier on the plaintiff's expert, because the jury only gets to hear his side of things. Poor calculations show at least an attempt to validate a design. With no calculations, especially by an engineer, plaintiff counsel can easily show reckless disregard in addition to negligence.

Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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