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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Parental supervision not appropriate subject for expert testimony: West Virginia District Court

The National Safekids Campaign recommends that no child under the age of 12 can be left at home alone – but what if even at home, the parents fail to look after their child? At least seven expert witnesses on parental supervision were excluded by the West Virginia district court on January 15, 2014 in the […]

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Forensic interviewing expert witness testimony puts sex offender behind bars for 235 months

Relying on an FBI forensic interviewing expert witness and noting the Defendant’s lengthy criminal history, the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed Montana district court’s decision in the case of U.S. v. Nation, sentencing the offender to 235 months in prison. Particulars of the case Defendant Perry Nation was convicted for two counts of aggravated sexual abuse in violation […]

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Excluding Psychiatric & Psychological Testimony/Experts with Motions in limine & Daubert Motions

Motions in limine or Daubert motions are highly effective but underutilized vehicles to challenge and exclude prejudicial, unreliable and unscientific psychiatric and psychological testimony and steer away from the uncertainties of the prevalent dueling experts model.  A great deal of what is proffered as reliable forensic evidence from the practitioners in these specialties is done […]

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Eyewitness identification expert witness was rightly precluded: Fourth Circuit

Eyewitness testimony acts as an extremely powerful tool in determining a person’s guilt or innocence in both positive and negative senses. While there is nothing truer than a valid eyewitness testimony, the same can also be devastating when false eyewitness identification is made. The United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit recently ruled upon one […]

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Psychology expert witness admitted in Catholic clergy sexual abuse case in New Jersey

Sexual abuse of children by Catholic clerics has been a significant albeit shameful aspect of Catholic clerical culture for centuries. Recently the New Jersey District Court came across one such case (Bryson v. Diocese of Camden, N.J.) wherein a psychology expert witness testimony was admitted to assess the impact of abuse upon the victim. Background […]

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A Case of Apparent Abrupt Onset of Sexual Predatory Behavior with Minors

In legal cases involving the apparent abrupt onset of illegal sexual behavior with minors, prosecutors and defense attorneys should be alert to the possibility of behavior-variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTLD) as a causation factor in young adults where there is no prior history. While the signs and symptoms of this brain dysfunction are generally seen in individuals […]

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Psychology Expert Witness precluded – Rebuttal testimony not for repeating other’s opinion: Arizona Federal Court

“Rebuttal designations and disclosures are not intended to provide a party with the opportunity to select an expert with more appealing qualifications, to present the same opinions provided by their initial experts” – ruled the Arizona District Court on 2nd July 2013 (Cunningham v. Arizona) and precluded the rebuttal expert witness testimony of a psychology expert witness […]

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Pornography expert witnesses help reduce sentence

In a recent case that was presented before the New York District Court, a sensible cooperation between Prosecutor, Defense and the Pornography/ Psychology Expert Witnesses saved an adolescent from serving a minimum prison sentence of five years. Background of the case While investigating on issues of child pornography, an agent from the US Department of […]

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Gatekeeping Information on 948 new expert witnesses

1 Aaron  Woolfson Telecommunications Order a Complete profile for this expert witness 2 Aaron J. Jones P.E. Materials/Met. Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Fire Investigation Order a Complete profile for this expert witness 3 Abraham  Kelly Chemistry , Env. Science/Tech. Order a Complete profile for this expert witness 4 Adm. David P. Sargent Jr. Admiralty/Maritime;Adm./Maritime Order a […]

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