Father convicted of sexual abusing his daughter appeals an opinion of the lower court which disallowed expert witness testimony of psychiatrist. The appeals court upheld the opinions.
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.
Appeals court affirms opinion of district court that experts’ testimony was not scientifically reliable. However, the court does set precedent on differential diagnoses to support general and specific causation.
Insurance expert’s testimony in breach of contract and bad faith action were partially allowed (based on industry customs and practice) and partially denied (based on pronouncements of law).