Forensic Entomologist Testifies In Animal Cruelty Trial

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A forensic entomologist has been called to testify in an aggravated animal cruelty trial in Orange County, New York. Animal Abuse On July 29, the Hudson Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Town of Goshen conducted a raid on a Goshen farm in response to a complaint. They found the remains […]

Mourning Expert Testifies Regarding Removal of Civil War Statues

Election Experts Testify in Virginia Voter ID Case

Litigants who oppose the removal, or even the covering with tarps, of statues in Charlottesville, VA commemorating Confederate generals presented an expert in mourning to strengthen their claim that the city council was required to unveil the statues. The city council covered the statues as the city (or at least some of its residents) mourned […]

Expert Witnesses Announced in Apple v. Samsung Damages Trial

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Apple and Samsung have filed their lists of witnesses for the upcoming damages trial in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.  The two companies are scheduled to go to trial on May 14 to determine how much Samsung owes Apple for infringing three design patents. Case History This case began when […]

Expert Testifies Flint Death Not Legionnaires’ Disease

Michigan

An infectious disease expert has testified that a Flint-area man who died in 2015 did not die from Legionnaires’ disease. Flint Legionnaires’ Crisis In 2014 and 2015, a Legionnaires’ outbreak in the Flint area killed 12 people and caused at least 79 others to become ill.  The State of Michigan charged its state chief medical […]

Medical Examiners Clash Over Cause of Baby’s Death

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The medical examiners testifying in the aggravated manslaughter trial of Michael Marrara offered vastly different explanations for why his son died on March 26, 2012. Death of Andrew Marrara On March 26, 2012, Michael Marrara called 911 to report that he found his son blue and non-responsive. Andrew Marrara was pronounced dead a short time […]

Judge Allows Re-Deposition of Police Procedures Expert

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A judge has ruled that the defense attorneys for Nouman Raja will be allowed to re-depose the state’s expert on police procedures. Corey Jones’ Shooting Nouman Raja, a former Palm Beach Gardens police officer, is on trial for manslaughter and attempted murder in connection with the 2015 shooting death of 31-year-old Corey Jones. On October […]

DOJ Expert Testifies AT&T-Time Warner Merger Costly for Consumers

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An expert witness for the Department of Justice has testified that the AT&T-Time Warner merger will be costly for consumers. The government filed a lawsuit against AT&T and Time Warner this past November, arguing that the proposed merger is illegal under antitrust law because it would raise pay TV costs to consumers. AT&T has argued […]

Cosby Defense Expert Admits He Used Google for Expert Report

Bill Cosby

An expert witness for the Cosby defense team has admitted that he used Google to obtain data for his expert report, that his medical credentials had lapsed, and that his curriculum vitae contained misleading information. Bill Cosby, 80, was retried for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. He is charged with three counts of […]

New Mexico Supreme Court Denies Request to Limit Defense Expert’s Access to Evidence

New Mexico

The New Mexico Supreme Court recently denied the state Attorney General’s request to prevent defense experts from using their own facilities and equipment to analyze evidence in a child pornography prosecution. The Attorney General argued that expert witnesses should use the government’s computers and should examine the evidence in government facilities. The case raises troubling […]