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Prof. Hutter Pens Evidence Columns for NY Law Journal

Professor Michael Hutter

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Professor Michael Hutter recently published two columns in the New York Law Journal: "Admissibility of Unaffirmed Media Reports: A Proposed Rationale" on June 7 and "Application of 'Noseworthy' Doctrine: Issues and Their Resolution" on March 30.

The June 7 column addresses an issue of admissibility for unaffirmed medical reports prepared by physicians for use in litigation. Professor Hutter proposes an approach followed by some federal courts, and he notes that the column builds on Professor Patrick Connors' work regarding discovery of such reports, as well as discussions with the adversary's treating physicians

As a regular columnist for the New York Law Journal, Professor Hutter writes several pieces a year, addressing New York state and federal evidence developments.

Since the end of the spring semester, Professor Hutter has also made the following presentations: an update on New York tort law developments before a joint meeting of the Albany, Oneida and Onondaga Bar Associations; an update on No Fault Developments before the New York Appellate Term Law Assistants; an update on serious injury before the Nassau and Suffolk Academies of Law; and a presentation on the admissibility of electronic evidence before the New York Judicial Institute of Administrative Judges.

Professor Hutter is also serving as president-elect of the Albany County Bar Association for the 2012 term, and in January 2013 he will become the organization's president for one year.

At Albany Law School, Professor Hutter teaches Advanced Evidence, Antitrust: Market Structure, Antitrust: Trade Practices, Business Torts, Evidence and Expert Testimony.

Prior to joining the Albany Law faculty, Professor Hutter clerked for Judge Matthew J. Jasen, New York State Court of Appeals, and practiced law with a New York law firm involved in antitrust and unfair competition litigation. He has authored a book and numerous articles on antitrust and unfair competition and served as editor of Model Jury Charges in Business Torts Cases.

Professor Hutter was one of seven nominees for the New York Court of Appeals in 1998 as selected by the State Commission of Judicial Nomination.

He earned his law degree from Boston College Law School and his undergraduate degree from Brown University.

Michael Hutter