September 2005

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HP Reliability: Unreliability, engineers and lawyers

I have often engaged in litigation support. To me, litigation support is a term meaning one might occasionally choose to work for law firms that pay engineers to relate how and why machines function a..

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

I have often engaged in litigation support. To me, litigation support is a term meaning one might occasionally choose to work for law firms that pay engineers to relate how and why machines function and/or malfunction. While that's my obligation, it's fair to assume the obligation of a law firm is to serve its clients and to make money for the firm. Just to be clear, I consider it my obligation to be only an advocate of the truth and not to be turned into an advocate of either litigant. Generally speaking, 50% of the lawyers make one claim, the other 50% make some other claim. That's the basis of the adversarial legal system, and it's not my place to critique it here. Unfortunately, en

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