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November 4th, 2016

Good Reads For Expert Witnesses...

· 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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November 2nd, 2016

Expert Alleges Security Company Responsible for Stage Collap...

· 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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October 31st, 2016

Financial Expert Challenged in Lynn Tilton Fraud Case...

· 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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October 28th, 2016

Sleep Driving Defense Fails...

· 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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October 24th, 2016

DWI Forensics Analyst Accused of Perjury...

· 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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October 21st, 2016

Sanction Against Expert Witness Overturned...

· 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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October 19th, 2016

Expert Witnesses Differ in Derrick Rose Rape Trial...

· 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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October 17th, 2016

False Confession Expert Testifies in Murder Trial...

· 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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October 14th, 2016

Hydrology Experts Battle Over Quarry Expansion...

· 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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October 12th, 2016

Valuation Expert Opinion Leaves Employees Emptyhanded...

· 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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