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Although I've never had to "face the music" in court, I think I'd want to have a stack of my calculations, even if imperfect, showing that I really did try to address the issues.

Ralph

In a message dated 12/12/05 7:41:56 AM, chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com writes:
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.