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In an unfortunate case of negligence and premises liability arising out of an on-campus rape committed against one of the resident students of the Carthage College, the 7th Circuit vacated the summary judgment granted to the college based upon the exclusion of expert testimony by the district court. The decision of the District Court to [...]read more
Two months ago, we were looking at a long list of gatekeeping issues and it was a pain to find some of the decisions which defined the gatekeeping standard for several states. This is when we thought that there needs to be a single place where all information about expert witnesses should be available to anyone [...]read more
The Florida House and Senate have passed a Daubert bill, which now apparently awaits only the governor’s signature. After years of trying, Florida has, at least legislatively, become the country’s 27th (or 21st or 31st, depending on which definition sways you) Daubert state. The federally adopted Daubert standard for admission of expert testimony replaces Florida’s [...]read more
In a recent decision (Thompson v. Cooper), the Supreme Court of Alaska held that admissibility of expert testimony based on experience does not need to be subjected to the Daubert Test. While the Court did a great job of explaining why it doesn’t, Expert Witness Guru’s Research Attorney, Sanandita Chakraverty, takes a look at the case and the [...]read more
FACTS EPlus filed an action against Lawson Software, Inc. alleging that Lawson had been infringing EPlus’ method and system claims. The jury found for EPlus and Lawson appealed, arguing that the system claims were indefinite and that the evidence of infringement of the method claims did not support the jury’s verdict. At trial, Lawson had [...]read more
Mastering the Web – Expert Witness Chronicle Takes A Quick Look Into How Google Webmaster Tools Can Help Expert Witnesses Improve Their Online Visibility
There are several avenues for an attorney to find an expert witness. While some would turn to a colleague who would know an expert, others would call the big referral agency to provide them with an expert. However, with the internet totally rocking our worlds in all possible ways, there is no reason to doubt that [...]read more