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How Does a Cult Expert Qualify to Testify?

December 19th, 2016 · No Comments · Attorneys, Certification, Expert Witness, Legal, Medical, Psychiatry and Psychology

In 2016, we’ve seen some courts marching toward a more scientific approach to expert testimony and the application of a higher standard of qualification. So how did a self-proclaimed “cult specialist” and “deprogrammer” end up testifying before a grand jury in a New York murder investigation? That’s what the defense in the case wanted to know. […]

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What is Reasonable Expert Disclosure?

December 8th, 2016 · No Comments · Attorneys, Illness, Injuries, Addiction, Legal, Liability, Medical

How much detail is reasonable in an expert witness report? The Court of Appeals in Rivera v Montefiore Med. Ctr. 2016 NY Slip Op 06854 recently addressed this issue in affirming a lower court decision. In short, the court warned attorneys in the state of New York that it is their responsibility to ask for […]

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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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Sleep Driving Defense Fails

October 28th, 2016 · No Comments · Accidents and Injuries, Criminology and Investigations, Psychiatry and Psychology

Despite testimony from an expert witness supportive of a sleep driving defense, a Michigan woman was found guilty of operating while intoxicated. She had no alcohol in her system when tested by police. Instead, her impairment was likely related to her taking of the sleep aid Ambien. The sleep driving defense has failed in the […]

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Expert Witnesses Differ in Derrick Rose Rape Trial

October 19th, 2016 · No Comments · Criminology and Investigations, Medical, Psychiatry and Psychology

The civil sexual assault lawsuit filed against Derrick Rose was handed to the jury yesterday. The jurors will have to sort through two weeks of sordid testimony they probably never wanted to hear. Regardless of outcome, none of the people involved will walk away with their respective reputations intact. The plaintiff’s psychologist expert witness testified […]

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False Confession Expert Testifies in Murder Trial

October 17th, 2016 · No Comments · Criminology and Investigations, Medical, Psychiatry and Psychology

A law professor specializing in police interrogation practices testified in the trial of a Bay Area teen accused of murdering her newborn baby. Called as an expert witness in false confessions, he noted several risk factors for a false confession in his review of the video of the defendant’s interrogation. The expert argued that the […]

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Did Nursing Home Care Experts Convince Jury in Abuse Case?

October 10th, 2016 · No Comments · Illness, Injuries, Addiction, Medical, Nursing

A jury recently awarded the family of a nursing home resident $900,000 for physical and mental pain and punitive damages. The family of Maria Savas O’Brien sued Good Shepherd Nursing home in 2015 for negligence, breach of contract and wrongful death. O’Brien died from dehydration in April 2015 after being admitted to hospital care the […]

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Expert Witness Sandbagging in Murder Trial?

October 5th, 2016 · No Comments · Expert Witness, Illness, Injuries, Addiction, Medical, Psychiatry and Psychology

Being a judge in a murder trial must feel like being a vice presidential debate moderator. Both sides are aggressively trying to be the one to get the last premeditated zinger in before you put a stop to it. In determining the next holder of the most powerful political office in the world and in […]

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Experts Expose Federal Government’s Border Failure

August 24th, 2016 · No Comments · 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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Olympic Cycling Crash And Sports Concussions

August 8th, 2016 · No Comments · 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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