Blood Spatter Expert Admits Conclusions Incorrect

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The expert whose testimony was key in a 1985 murder conviction now says that he believes some of his conclusions were incorrect. Murder Conviction of Joe Bryan Joe Bryan was convicted of killing his wife Mickey in 1985, but has always maintained his innocence.  At the time of his arrest, Bryan had no criminal record. […]

Florida Supreme Court Rejects Expert Witness Challenge in Medical Malpractice Case

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The Florida Supreme Court has allowed a medical malpractice case to move forward, overruling the decision by the court of appeal that a case should be dismissed because an expert witness was not qualified. The Patient’s Death In October 2008, 20-year-old Shunteria McIntyre of Jackson County, Florida began seeking prenatal care at Marianna OB/GYN Associates […]

Court Sanctions Lawyer for Bad Faith Accusations Against Expert Witness

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A recent decision by a federal district court judge in Illinois illustrates the importance of maintaining civility in court proceedings, particularly when making statements about expert witnesses. The court sanctioned a lawyer for making a series of unsupported accusations about an expert in a bad faith attempt to intimidate the witness. Odometer Rollback Lawsuit Donald […]

Court Throws Out Digital Evidence When Experts Could Not Authenticate It

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A New Jersey administrative law judge has barred the introduction of digital evidence when experts were unable to explain how the data was collected. The Allegations The State of New Jersey filed charges against John Savadjian, alleging that he transferred “orphan” accounts, or accounts without a servicing agent, to his book of business without authorization […]

DNA Experts Provide Key Testimony in Rape Trial

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Two DNA experts provided key testimony in the trial of Samuel Lee Lowry, a Pennsylvania man on trial for the rape of an unconscious person. The Incident In November 2014, a 26-year-old woman awoke in her apartment to find a naked man on top on her. The victim says that when she realized the person […]