In two separate opinions, the court allowed the testimony of three witnesses in a patent dispute.
Plaintiff sued defendants related to a accident involving a boat and a drilling rig at sea. There were challenges to the numerous experts. Most of the challenges were denied, while a few scattered parts of motions were granted.
The owner of a dog that was shot by a police officer sued for violation of his fourth amendment rights. The plaintiff called upon three witnesses to assist in his case. The challenge was mostly denied.
In a medical malpractice case, the defendant, an anesthesiologist, asked to testify as an expert in radiology. The trial court excluded his testimony and the appeals court upheld the opinion.
Defendant attorney was ordered to be disbarred by the North Carolina Disciplinary Hearing Commission (DHC). He appealed this opinion as well as the exclusion of his expert witness. The appeals court confirmed the opinions of the DHC.
Expert witness in standard of care testimony was excluded by lower court based on qualifications. The court of appeals confirmed this opinion, but overturned lower court opinion in substituting another expert.