Sixth Circuit Rejects Expert Testimony About How Criminals Use Facebook

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Malik Farrad was convicted of a felony and thus was subject to a federal law that prohibits individuals with felony convictions from possessing firearms or ammunition. After Farrad served his sentence, the police in Johnson City, Tennessee received reports that Farrad had been seen in possession of guns. To further the investigation of those rumors, […]

Federal Court Grants a Daubert Motion and Denies Another in a Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

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Through two Florida business entities, Superior Consulting Services, Inc. markets a blood-testing service to consumers that includes the creation of a “Healthprint” profile. Superior trademarked the term “Healthprint” to identify a profile that is “customized to a client’s unique biochemistry.” Superior markets the profile as assisting in the early detection of disease. Superior also provides […]

$14.5 Million Award After Expert Admits License Suspended for Fraud

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A six-person jury has awarded a Bronx man $14.5 million in a verdict against New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority after the MTA’s expert witness admitted that his medical license had been recently been suspended over fraudulent exam reports. The Accident In 2013, a MTA bus crossed two lanes of traffic and hit a Honda Odyssey […]

Prominent Child Abuse Expert Dies at 100

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Prominent California child abuse expert and pediatrician, Dr. Jess Diamond, has died at 100 years old. Early Career Dr. Jess Diamond was born in the Bronx, New York on September 18, 1918 to a restaurateur and apartment manager.  Diamond grew up in New York and became interested in medicine because of his uncle, who worked […]

Court Overturns Death Sentence Because Expert Testimony Wrongly Excluded

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A federal appeals court has overturned the death sentence of a man who was convicted of raping and beating a woman to death because the testimony of an expert witness had been wrongly excluded. The Crime In September 2008, 29-year-old Genevieve Orange returned home from her job at the Futures Industry Association in Washington, D.C. […]

Judge Orders Mental Health Treatment Recommended by Defense Expert Witness

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A Pennsylvania judge has taken the advice of an expert witness and ordered a specific regimen of mental health treatment for a defendant who has been sentenced to state prison time. The Crime On June 17, 2016, 31-year-old Calvin McDonald from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania got into an argument with his girlfriend at their residence. McDonald […]

Prosecutor Requests Admission of Evidence Without Expert

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A Lapeer County Prosecutor has requested that he be allowed to admit evidence relating to an animal’s genetics into court without presenting an expert to testify about this evidence at trial. The Incident On July 7, a black husky and another dog owned by Geuorgui Shopov were running loose in Attica Township, Michigan. The two […]

Experts Clash Over Defendant’s Mental Capacity

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Expert witnesses cannot agree about whether a man who pleaded guilty to murder is mentally fit to face the death penalty. The Crime In February 2010, a group of six men held 30-year-old Jennifer Daugherty captive for more than two days. Daugherty was beaten and tortured, bound with Christmas lights, and stabbed to death. Her body […]