Deborah Townsend v. Noah Pierre

In a negligence action involving a car accident, the NJ Supreme Court barred an expert from testifying on the issue of causation because the expert’s opinion diverged from the evidence. To reconcile his opinion with the testimony, the expert changed facts and asserted that the plaintiff’s own testimony about her accident was wrong. The expert’s testimony was thus inadmissible as a “net opinion” because it was not supported by factual evidence.