Forensic Experts Offer Key Testimony in Murder Trial

Murder

Forensic experts offered key testimony in the murder trial of David Eisenhauer.  Eisenhauer, 20, of Columbia, Maryland was charged with first-degree murder, abduction, and concealing a body in connection with the homicide of 13-year-old Nicole Madison Lovell.  His co-defendant, Natalie Marie Keepers, who is accused of helping to plan the murder and conceal the body, […]

Utah Supreme Court Reverses Conviction Based Upon Unreliable Expert Testimony

Utah

The Utah Supreme Court has reversed the conviction of Komasquin Lopez after finding that a suicidologist’s theory failed to meet an adequate threshold to prove its reliability. Conviction In December 2013, Shannon Lopez picked her husband, Komasquin Lopez up from work.  Both had consumed methamphetamine.  Komasquin testified that the two argued over Shannon’s methamphetamine use and […]

California Appellate Court Hikes Burden for FEHA Expert Fees

California Law Legal System Concept

In Arave v. Merrill Lynch, a California Appellate Court has recently ruled that employers who win Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) cases can be reimbursed for the fees and costs only if they can prove that the plaintiff’s cases was frivolous. The Dispute Brent Arave was a managing director with Merrill Lynch and a […]

Judge Allows Requests for Hiring Expert Witnesses Under Seal

Florida Supreme Court Rejects Daubert Rule

A judge in Orange County, Florida has decided to allow accused murderer Markeith Loyd’s defense attorneys’ motion to hire expert witnesses under seal. The Crimes Markeith Loyd is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend Sade Dixon and their unborn child in a December 13, 2016 shooting.  He is also charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree […]

Experts Testify in Walker Murder Trial

Kentucky

Kentucky State Police expert witnesses testify about their analysis of forensic evidence in the trial of George Walker for murder and tampering with physical evidence. The Murder On December 21, 2015, Allison Walker was reported missing by her husband, Chris.  Logan County Deputy Sheriff Kyler Harvey questioned Chris Walker’s brother, George, about Allison’s disappearance. Harvey […]

Delaware Forensics Expert Suspended

Delaware

The Delaware State Police’s primary firearms expert Carl Rone has been suspended and will not be called as a witness in court until further notice.  Attorneys are concerned about the effect of this suspension of current and past cases. Firearms Expert Carl Rone Carl Rone is the primary firearms examiner for the Delaware State Police […]

Experts Testify in Pennsylvania Gerrymandering Trial

Pennsylvania Justice

Experts testify in the trial over partisan gerrymandering and the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s congressional district map. The Lawsuit A group of Pennsylvania voters claim that the congressional district map created during the 2011 redistricting process is an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.  The plaintiffs argue that the map was drawn by a Republican-controlled legislature to create as […]

Judge Limits Expert’s Testimony in Flint Water Trial

Water Treatment

A Genesee Circuit Court Judge has limited the testimony of a water quality expert, ruling that the expert can only offer “fact-based testimony” in the criminal prosecution of four Michigan Department of Environmental Quality employees. Flint Water Crisis In 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan stopped getting its water from Detroit and instead used water […]