DOJ Seeks to Limit Expert Testimony in CVS-Aetna Merger Case

CVS and the U.S. Department of Justice are seeking to block or limit the testimony of the American Medical Association’s proposed witnesses in the CVS-Aetna merger review. The DOJ’s New Scrutiny of Vertical Mergers In December, CVS Health, the nation’s largest pharmacy chain, agreed to purchase Aetna, the third largest health insurance company for $69 […]

OSHA Faults Expert for Failing to Investigate Facts Before Rendering Opinion

A company relied on an expert witness to convince the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that its workplace could not have been made safer than it was at the time of an accident that killed an employee. The expert based his opinion on an understanding of the facts that was not supported by the […]

Expert Testimony Excluded in Amtrak Crash Trial

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The exclusion of expert evidence likely contributed to a not guilty verdict for a driver who was accused of causing a crash with an Amtrak train. Dana Naylor, Jr. was charged with involuntary manslaughter after an Amtrak train crashed into the garbage truck he was driving. The crash occurred near Crozet, Virginia. A co-worker in […]

Expert Witness Files Small Claims Case Against Drake

Rapper Drake

An expert witness has filed a small claims case against Drake, claiming that the rapper failed to pay his expert witness fees. The Original Lawsuit Drake, the Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and producer, was involved in a legal dispute with the production company, Hebrew Hustle.  On April 16, 2014, Hebrew Hustle and the Estate […]

Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Allowing Expert Testimony in Domestic Violence Cases

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Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has signed into law a piece of legislation that will allow expert witnesses to testify in cases of domestic violence about the effects of violence on their victims and their children and the risks that abusers pose to the victims and children. Oklahoma Senate Bill 958 was a bipartisan bill that […]

Conviction Reversed Because Police Officer Gave Unreliable Expert Testimony

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As is common in other states, the maximum sentence for a drug crime in South Carolina is tied to the quantity of drugs involved in the crime. For most drugs, quantity is measured by weight. Possessing ten pounds of marijuana is classified as a serious drug trafficking crime in South Carolina, while the penalties for […]

Fire Marshal Testifies in Ghost Ship Warehouse Trial

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The former assistant fire marshal for the city of Oakland offered expert testimony in the Ghost Ship warehouse trial. The Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire The Ghost Ship warehouse fire occurred at 1309 31st Avenue in Oakland’s Fruitvale district late on the night of December 2, 2016. The building was a former warehouse that had been […]

Lawyer Who Created Digital Child Porn Must Pay $300K

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An Ohio lawyer who did expert witness work on behalf of accused child pornographers is now liable for $300,000 to the women whose childhood photos he used to create fake child pornography. The Expert Witness Work Jack Boland of Broadview Heights, Ohio, who was formerly known as Dean Boland, once served as an expert witness […]