Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal


Mark Barrish


Computer-generated re-enactments allow litigators to recreate events at issue before a jury. Because of the visual power of computer re-enactments, however, disclosure during the pretrial discovery process is of crucial importance. The author discusses what must be disclosed to the opposing party in federal civil actions relating to expert witness testimony. This Note suggests courts should generally compel the proponent of a re-enactment to disclose the underlying computer models used to create the re-enactment in order to guard against potential bias and allow for effective cross-examination.