From the vantage point of a current
jury member, it may seem inexplicable
why certain practices of the past
were pursued, why certain agreements
were made, why certain chemicals were
used. Today's knowledge, values, or
laws may dictate against such
practices, agreements, or uses.
It is often, therefore, vital to
explore and explain the distinctions
between current viewpoints and those
of the relevant past era and place.
This is especially important in
matters where issues of bad faith
or violations of standards of practice
must be resolved. I have nearly three
decades of experience in identifying,
locating, and synthesizing trade
literature, codes of practice,
hearing testimony, and the like, and
presenting from these a coherent
picture of the context within which
past actions were taken.