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Fall protection expert witness helps car hauler survive summary judgment

A fall protection expert witness recently came to the rescue of a car hauler suing a truck manufacturer for negligence and helped him survive summary judgment. Although the expert did not have any formal education on fall protection, the Missouri district court ruled that all challenges regarding the expert’s qualifications went to the weight rather […]

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Product design expert witness allowed to testify on “ultimate issue” of infringement

In this patent infringement suit regarding the design of a particular inner garment (Branovations, Inc. v. Ontel Products Corp.) the Florida district court ruled that simplicity of technology may negate need for expert testimony, but does not foreclose use of an expert if it assists the trier of fact. Also, since the product design expert […]

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Prosecution for pedicure – infectious disease expert witness testifies

An infectious disease expert witness was recently called on board in Hoff v. Steiner Transocean, Ltd. to testify about the source of infection on the Plaintiff’s feet, which, Plaintiff asserted, was caused by a pedicure he had on a cruise ship. Despite the Daubert challenges made by Defendant, the Florida district court held the expert […]

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Finance expert witness partially admitted in Alabama

Participation loans are loans shared by a group of banks towards a single borrower. On January 27, 2014, the Alabama district court partially admitted a finance expert witness in one such participation loan scam trial (FNB Bank v. Park National Corp.) and rejected the portions of his testimony that offered legal conclusion and attempted to interpret contractual terms. Particulars […]

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Forensic pathology expert witness admitted in infant death trial at Washington

Infant mortality has been a serious cause of concern in the USA for many years. As per latest reports, about 25,000 infants die each year in the States. A renowned forensic pathology expert witness was recently admitted by the Washington district court in the Crown Craft infant sling death case (Braun v. Crown Crafts Infant Products Inc.) […]

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Human factors expert witness explains cause of highway accident

Automobile crashes are one of the leading causes of death among Americans, especially between the age group 1-35 years. The Utah district court recently admitted a human factors expert witness in Ashike v. Mullen Crane and Transport, Inc., who attempted to explain how an illusory human perception can cause significant delay in response time in highway accidents. […]

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Human trafficking expert witness convinces the Court in Maryland

Human trafficking is happening and it’s happening right here in America. Following is an account of how a girl from Cameroon was illegally immigrated to the States to work as a housekeeper and how her exceptional courage led her to filing this law suit against the wrong-doers with help from the human trafficking expert witness. […]

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Medical expert witness admitted in Martoma insider trading trial

The presentation of evidence in the SAC insider-trading case against Mathew Martoma ended on January 30, 2014 without the main accused testifying for himself. A medical expert witness and a business law expert witness testimony was reviewed by the New York district court in the process amongst other things, wherein after detailed discussion, the former […]

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Court admits glass expert witness testimony solely on basis of experience

Admitting a glass expert witness solely for his extensive experience (States v. Fernwood Hotel and Resort), the Pennsylvania district court recently held that when the examining expert testimony is based on practical experience, rather than academic theories, Daubert factors like peer review, publication, potential error rate, etc. fade into insignificance; since reliability of expert testimony […]

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Medical expert witness barred from submitting simultaneous theories

It is well established that the increased risk of harm theory, sometimes referred to as “loss of chance” doctrine, applies only when a plaintiff cannot satisfy the traditional causation standard. Naturally, when the Plaintiff and her medical expert witness in Sucharski v. Patel moved to proceed simultaneously under direct and increased risk of harm theories […]

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