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School Experts Testify in Birmingham Battle

December 14th, 2016 · No Comments · Business and Financial, Computer, Experts, Family, Child and Elder

School district mapping experts, financial experts and racial diversity experts were called to help a federal judge decide whether to allow Gardendale to separate from the Jefferson County Alabama school district. The judge has to decide because the Jefferson County school system has been under a desegregation order since 1971. Several other localities have separated […]

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Anti-Trust Expert Opinions Challenged in Gumwood Lawsuit

November 10th, 2016 · No Comments · Business and Financial, Experts, Liability

A federal district court judge recently tackled challenges to the testimony of experts for both parties to the Gumwood HP Shopping Partners v. Simon Property Group antitrust lawsuit. The judge’s opinion is highly instructive to all expert witnesses, not just economics professionals testifying as antitrust experts in tying cases. At issue here is whether Simon […]

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Good Reads For Expert Witnesses

November 4th, 2016 · No Comments · Business and Financial, Criminology and Investigations, EWN News, Psychiatry and Psychology

Hot-Tubbing Expert Witnesses The Daily Business Review published an article outlining the case for concurrent expert evidence direction (also known as the tandem experts process). Instead of each party putting on its expert in an asynchronous fashion as part of their case, an agreement is made to “hot tub” or put all experts on a […]

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Financial Expert Challenged in Lynn Tilton Fraud Case

October 31st, 2016 · No Comments · Business and Financial, Criminology and Investigations, Experts

Last week, an SEC financial expert witness testified that fund manager Lynn Tilton misled investors in a group of collateralized-loan obligations known as the Zohar funds by improperly categorizing loans made to portfolio companies. The SEC argues that the loans should have been reported as in default because payments had been missed. Tilton’s lawyers did […]

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Valuation Expert Opinion Leaves Employees Emptyhanded

October 12th, 2016 · No Comments · Business and Financial, Fraud and Malpractice

The heart wrenching story of the Antioch Company has approached its conclusion. A federal district court recently handed down a decision denying employees their retirements. Based upon the opinions of the defendants’ valuation experts, the court found that the company fully complied with the law when it purchased all outstanding shares of its stock held […]

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Expert Links DuPont To Cancer Again

July 28th, 2016 · No Comments · Business and Financial

DuPont lost again. This time the jury awarded the plaintiff $5.1 million in compensatory damages and another $500,000 in punitive damages. This is on the heels of DuPont losing a $1.6 million verdict in another case where a plaintiff was able to tie DuPont’s disposal of a chemical known as PFOA or C8 to various […]

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Experts Help Kill Growth of Windmills

July 26th, 2016 · No Comments · Business and Financial, Experts, Manufacturing, Construction and Farming, Sciences and Engineering

When I read in an article that the residents of Penn Township had brought in experts to extoll the evils of wind turbines at a zoning hearing on a new wind turbine project in the area, I was shocked. My family had just driven through Allentown on our family vacation last week. All along our […]

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Will Rate Experts Determine Nuclear Power’s Future?

July 19th, 2016 · No Comments · Business and Financial, Experts, Manufacturing, Construction and Farming

Residents of Virginia are the latest citizens facing the prospect of paying for a new nuclear power plant. This one comes at an initial capital investment of $19 billion. And like all of the other communities attempting to figure out if going nuclear makes sense, they have called in the energy rate experts for help. […]

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Oracle Challenges Economist Expert Witness

June 27th, 2016 · No Comments · Business and Financial, Legal

Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle, is one of those business people that have been involved with his fair share of litigation. Certainly, Oracle is no novice when it comes to the courtroom. They’ve battled Google and lost earlier this year and they’re fighting it out with HP right now. I spent a fair amount […]

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Music Expert Witnesses Star in Led Zeppelin Trail

June 20th, 2016 · No Comments · Business and Financial, Criminology and Investigations

I fear the death of music.   In the wake of the Blurred Lines verdict it seems that these copyright cases are popping up with greater frequency. At the Expert Witness Network, we’re seeing a dramatic increase in requests for musical experts. Dramatic because, until recently, we only received a sprinkling of interest.   Maybe […]

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