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- alternative fact (p. 515): Although the rules of evidence have relaxed requirements on the way an expert renders an opinion, structuring hypothetical questions for your own use helps ensure that you’re basing your opinion on facts expected to be supported by evidence. State the facts needed to answer the question, and don’t include any unnecessary facts. You might want to address alternative facts, however. The expression “alternative facts” might seem contradictory, but it simply means competing facts. In a civil case, if there were alternative possible facts, the case wouldn’t be at trial; it would have been decided at summary judgment. (†2677)