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Environmental Expert Jailed by EPA?

December 16th, 2016 · No Comments · Certification, Expert Witness, Experts, Manufacturing, Construction and Farming, Safety and Regulation, Sciences and Engineering

Is it possible that the EPA jailed an environmental expert witness to shut her up? That’s what an article in The Intercept would have you believe. It’s the classic story of racial bigotry in the Deep South. Of evil corporations polluting at will. Of one person willing to stand up for the oppressed and being […]

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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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Is The Use of Cell Phone Experts Obsolete?

December 13th, 2016 · No Comments · Experts

Will cell phone experts go the way of bite mark experts and hair sample experts? A person serving a 20 year sentence based upon cell phone evidence hopes so, at least in his case. An appeal before the Connecticut Supreme Court is set to force another judicial body to wade into the divided legal landscape […]

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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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Expert Alleges Security Company Responsible for Stage Collapse

November 2nd, 2016 · No Comments · Experts, Safety and Regulation, Sciences and Engineering

Five years after the deadly Indiana State Fair stage collapse that claimed the lives of seven people and injured dozens more, the litigation continues. While the State Supreme Court has ruled that the state is not liable for damages, the plaintiffs continue to pursue the last of the private parties associated with the Sugarland concert […]

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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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DWI Forensics Analyst Accused of Perjury

October 24th, 2016 · No Comments · Criminology and Investigations, EWN News, Experts, Forensics

There’s another problem with a DWI forensic analyst in Texas. On the heels of questions about a forensics analyst lying about credentials, now thousands more DWI cases are potentially at risk. It all started when a Department of Public Safety DWI forensics analyst pled the Fifth during a DWI trial in Collin County. The prosecutor […]

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Sanction Against Expert Witness Overturned

October 21st, 2016 · No Comments · Accidents and Injuries, Criminology and Investigations, EWN News, Experts, Forensics

An accident reconstruction expert witness achieved a victory of sorts. The Fourth District Court of Appeal Wednesday reversed a nearly $6,670 civil contempt fine against him. The fine was lifted because the appellate court found that the expert had not intentionally violated a court order. The lower court had issued the fine after finding that […]

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Hydrology Experts Battle Over Quarry Expansion

October 14th, 2016 · No Comments · Experts

New Hanover’s hydrology expert testified that expansion of quarry operations at Gibraltar Rock could draw out existing groundwater pollution and poison residential wells. This testimony contradicts that of the company’s expert who testified at a zoning hearing earlier this year. This current battle is the result of Gibraltar Rock’s purchase of 18 acres adjacent to […]

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Are Cops Still Credible as Experts?

October 7th, 2016 · No Comments · Criminology and Investigations, Expert Witness, Experts

The CrimeReport recently reported about a forthcoming article in the Harvard Law Review that questions whether the use of police officers as “experts” on the witness stand is helpful to juries and judges, or an attempt to “expand police authority in multiple areas of the law.” I must admit I’m experiencing a high degree of […]

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