Oct 18, 2020 - 04:55 AM
Regarding your first question: This would be outside of what USPAP covers as this can be both a business decision and possibly even one that is related to law and regulation. States typically have laws regarding how and if an expert (or fact) witness who is required (by law) to appear at a deposition can be compensated.
And, regarding the second question: The Confidentiality section of the ETHICS RULE states:
An appraiser must not disclose: (1) confidential information; or (2) assignment results to anyone other than:
· the client;
· parties specifically authorized by the client;
· state appraiser regulatory agencies;
· third parties as may be authorized by due process of law; or
· a duly authorized professional peer review committee except when such disclosure to a committee would violate applicable law or regulation.
USPAP does not identify what constitutes due process of law. A subpoena or court
order might clearly constitute due process, however, it may be necessary to seek legal counsel to determine what constitutes due process.