Serving Plaintiffs and Defendants

TitleServing Plaintiffs and Defendants
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsNational Academy of Engineering, OEC, National Academy of Engineering, OEC, National Society of Professional Engineers, Board of Ethical Review,
PublisherNational Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
AbstractAn expert in her field, an engineer is approached by lawyers for manufacturer XYZ to tesitfy on behalf of XYZ. Later, a plaintiff asks her to testify in an unrelated lawsuit against manufacturer XYZ. Does accepting the second job create a conflict of interest for her? Includes references to the NSPE Code of Ethics, and a link to the original case brought before NSPE's Board of Ethical Review.
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