Child Abuse Expert Testifies in Murder Trial

Baby

A child abuse expert has offered testimony in the trial of a California man who is charged with beating his 6-week-old daughter to death. The Death On November 12, 2012, emergency responders reported to a Visalia home for reports of a baby who was not breathing. The 6-week old baby girl was covered in bruises […]

Expert Testifies That Selling Nuclear Plant Will Leave Public Liable

Vermont

An expert in the field of environmental liability transfers has testified that the proposed sale of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant will leave the public at risk for environmental liability. The Proposed Sale The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant shut down in December, 2014. It had been active for 40 years. The plant’s current owner, […]

Exclusion of Defense Expert Upheld in Case Involving Negligent Chemical Peel

Rosacea

A Florida plaintiff was awarded almost $815,000 after a chemical peel aggravated her rosacea. The spa employee who performed the peel admitted that she was negligent in failing to read the plaintiff’s disclosure of her medical condition. The defendants contended that the chemical peel did not aggravate the rosacea. They sought to introduce expert testimony […]

Experts Testify That Gun Could Have Fired Unintentionally Twice

Shotgun

Two firearms experts have testified that a man who is on trial for murder could have unintentionally pulled the trigger twice. The Shooting Duilio Antonio Rosales was a Juneau jeweler who was shot and killed in 2016 while on a hunting and fishing trip. Rosales suffered two shots to the back of his head while […]

Flawed Expert Testimony Leads to Dismissal of Benzene Exposure Claims

AML Acute Myeloid Leukemia

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed an appeal after finding that an expert witness’ methodology was flawed and that he failed to rule out idiopathic origins. Trial Court Samantha Hall grew up near a ConocoPhillip’s refinery in Ponca City, Oklahoma. When Hall developed Acute Myeloid Leukemia with Inversion 16 approximately 20 years later, she […]

Fire Marshal Testifies that Fire Was Intentional

Fire

A senior deputy state fire marshal has testified in the trial of Robert Schech Sr. Evidence showed that the fire was intentionally set. Donna Schech’s Death Robert Schech Sr. is on trial for first-degree murder, first-degree arson, felony murder and malicious burning in connection with the death of his wife, Donna Schech. Donna Schech died on […]

Forensic Entomologist Testifies In Animal Cruelty Trial

Skinny Horse

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 Charlottesville, VA statues 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 the […]

Expert Witnesses Announced in Apple v. Samsung Damages Trial

Smartphones

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 […]