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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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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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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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Expert Witnesses Not Enough in Travion Smith Trial

February 16th, 2016 · No Comments · Criminology and Investigations, Forensics, Sciences and Engineering

On the last day of the Travion Smith trial, a shoe print expert, a fingerprint expert and a DNA expert were unable to definitively connect Smith with the murder of Melissa Huggins-Jones.   The prosecution used portions of a taped seven-hour interrogation of Smith to support their contention that Smith was the murderer. However, Smith’s […]

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Prosecutors Accuse DNA Expert of Attempting to Gain a Competitive Advantage Through Discovery

December 8th, 2015 · No Comments · Expert Witness, Forensics, Legal, Sciences and Engineering

At least since 2005, Americans have been convinced of the infallibility of DNA evidence. Popular television show like CSI and Law & Order have created a phenomenon known as the CSI Effect. They don’t even show the trials where DNA is involved. The climax is the lab result.   When I searched Google News for […]

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Under the Surface Look into Groundwater

October 7th, 2015 · No Comments · Infographic, Sciences and Engineering

Hydrogeology is an area of geology that addresses the dispersal and movement of groundwater. Scientists, engineers, and political activists are addressing the common problems that groundwater affects. As water is the most precious natural resource on earth, the problems they encounter affect a wide range of issues. What is Groundwater?     Groundwater provides the largest source […]

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Who Should Testify as an Expert Witness on X-ray Death Machines?

August 18th, 2015 · No Comments · Expert Witness, Experts, Legal, Sciences and Engineering, Technology

When I first read a TimesUnion article about a Glendon Scott Crawford, a reputed Klansman plotting to develop a remote control-operated X-ray device hidden in a truck that unleashed deadly radiation on what he deemed “undesirables,” it sounded like the beginnings of a bad comedy sketch. Then the story hit a whole new level of […]

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What is the reality of Engineering Failures?

July 15th, 2015 · No Comments · Infographic, Safety and Regulation, Sciences and Engineering

Bridge collapses, building faces sheering and dams breaking are a few of the types of engineering failures seen gracing headlines. In recent history, disasters like the I-5 Skagit River Bridge Collapse show how crucial engineering standards are to saving millions of dollars in potential lawsuits and reconstruction. In this accident, there were no casualties, but […]

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