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Lead-Paint-Expert-Excluded-Supreme-Court

August 26th, 2016

Lead Paint Expert Excluded By NH Supreme Court...

· Accidents and Injuries, Expert Witness, Experts

A lead paint expert’s methodology failed to meet the threshold of reliability necessary to be admissible affirmed the New Hampshire Supreme Court in a recent decision. The ruling was part of a lawsuit by 20 Somali Bantu refugees and other Manchester apartment residents over alleged lead paint contamination in their apartments. The Supreme Court agreed […]

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Experts-Expose-Border-Failure

August 24th, 2016

Experts Expose Federal Government’s Border Failure...

· Criminology and Investigations, Forensics, Medical

Three experts recently provided their opinions about the deplorable conditions at detention facilities along the US Border. This was as part of a class action lawsuit brought by the ACLU against the federal government. The problem on the border is no secret. The New York Times exposed the President’s border failure in an article that […]

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Forgotten-Baby-Syndrome Expert

August 22nd, 2016

Forgotten Baby Syndrome Expert Testifies, Jury Acquits...

· Accidents and Injuries

There is no victory for Wade Naramore after being acquitted of wrongdoing in the death of his 18-month-old son who passed away after being forgotten in a hot car. While avoiding prison, Naramore goes home to face the devastation of losing a child. When the defense presented its case, Forgotten Baby Syndrome (FBS)  garnered center […]

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Obamacare-Prescription-Management-Experts

August 17th, 2016

Can Prescription Experts Save Obamacare?...

· Accidents and Injuries

Doctors are giving elderly Americans too many prescriptions according to an article run in the Washington Post. Whether you’re a heartless penny-pincher like me or a compassionate person, this is intolerable given the enormous scope of the problem. The National Institutes of Health claims that the elderly comprise thirteen percent of our population yet consume […]

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Flint-New-Crisis-Legal-Expenses

August 15th, 2016

Flint’s New Crisis, Investigation Expenses...

· EWN News

The Detroit News reported that the Michigan AG has spent $2 million dollars over the last six months investigating the widespread contamination of Flint’s water. “We’re going to spend whatever it takes to get the truth and not one penny more,” was the quote from the spokesperson for the AG’s office. If I was a […]

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Olympic-Hopes-Gender-Expert

August 11th, 2016

Olympic Hopes Hinge on Gender Experts...

· Expert Witness, Experts

If you’re a woman you should be able to participate in women’s events in international competitions, right? Wrong. Your perception of your gender is not outcome determinative.  Neither is your physical appearance. Especially for female-identified athletes with intersex conditions. Since 2011, in international sports, your testosterone level makes all of the difference. Fortunately for women […]

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Olympic-Cycling-Sports-Concussions

August 8th, 2016

Olympic Cycling Crash And Sports Concussions...

· Accidents and Injuries, Medical

The headline at BBC Sport this morning is that the Olympic cyclist involved in a horrific crash on Sunday avoided serious injury. This was backed up by the International Olympic Committee. Shortly after the incident, NBC reported the same information on live television. Today, the Telegraph headline read that the cyclist is fine after fracturing […]

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Do-Music-Experts-Control-Its-Future

August 5th, 2016

Do Music Experts Control Its Future?...

· Music

The verdict against the plaintiff in the Led Zeppelin copyright infringement case has done nothing to slow the pace of new filings or encourage settlement in any pending litigation. The two Justin Bieber lawsuits continue toward trial. The same with lawsuits pending against Kayne West, Ed Sheeran and others. When a country the size of […]

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Expert-Witness-Remaining-Calm

August 2nd, 2016

How Can Experts Remain Calm in Court?...

· Expert Witness, Expert Witness Resources

Recent posts about the performance of expert witnesses on the witness stand have prompted many readers to ask for suggestions in maintaining composure under cross-examination. There are many lists of helpful hints for witnesses on the internet. Some provide excellent tips for testifying and handling cross-examination. On almost all of the lists, the witness is […]

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Judge-Rules-No-Expert-No-Mirena-Class-Action

August 1st, 2016

Judge Rules No Expert No Mirena Class Action...

· Accidents and Injuries

Plaintiff’s attorneys made a valiant attempt to obtain recovery for women claiming that Mirena (an IUD manufactured by Bayer) had perforated organs and become embedded in or migrated from their uteruses. However, a judge ruled to close all 1300 remaining Mirena cases last week. Earlier this year Bayer successfully blocked the plaintiff’s experts from testifying. […]

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