Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against defendants after he was involved in a bicycle accident.  Defendant hired a Bicycle Expert Witness to provide testimony.  Plaintiff filed a motion to exclude.  The Court granted the motion in part and denied the motion in part.

Facts: This case (Sherwood v. BNSF Railway Company et al – United States District Court – February 25th, 2019) involves a bicycle accident.  The plaintiff alleges that as he cycled over a railroad crossing, his front tire lodged in a narrow gap between two cement panels at the crossing, causing him to be thrown over the handlebars and onto the pavement.  The plaintiff has suffered injuries and has sued for negligence.  The defendant has hired Bicycle Expert Witness Timothy Arnold to provide testimony.  The plaintiff has filed a motion to exclude this testimony.

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Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against defendant related to negligent claims and common law assault and battery.  Plaintiff hired a Hospital Administration Expert Witness to provide testimony.  Defendant filed a motion to exclude, which was denied by the court.

Facts:  This case (Goines v. Lee Memorial Health System et al – United States District Court – Middle District of Florida – February 28th, 2019) involves a civil rights claim.  The plaintiff alleges that the defendant are culpable for common law negligence claims and common law assault and battery.  The plaintiff has hired Dr. Fred Hyde (Hospital Administration Expert Witness) to provide testimony.  The defendant has filed a motion to exclude this expert from testifying.

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Summary: Plaintiff hired an Oncology Expert Witness to provide testimony related to a toxic tort claim

Facts:  This case (York v. BNSF Railway Company – United States District Court – District of Colorado – February 21st, 2019) involves a toxic tort claim alleging negligence liability under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (“FELA”).  The plaintiff, who was employed as a conductor/brakeman by the defendant from 1976 to 1991 alleges that he was exposed to various carcinogens on the job, which he attributes to his development of bladder cancer.  The plaintiff has hired Oncology Expert Witness Dr. E. Roy Berger to provide testimony.  The defendant has filed a motion to exclude this expert from testifying.

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Summary: Defendants have hired an Environmental Engineering Expert Witness to provide testimony in environmental contamination case.

Facts:  This case (Cooper et al v. Meritor, Inc. et al – United States District Court – Northern District of Mississippi – February 11th, 2019)  involves damages to homes allegedly caused the operation of an industrial facility.  The plaintiffs, former residents, seek damages for injuries to their homes and property caused by the operation of the facility.  They allege that the facility was used to manufacture chrome plated wheel covers, utilizing numerous chemicals and that these chemicals were illegally placed in the environment with the defendants concealing such disposal.   The defendants have hired Robert L. Powell, Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering Expert Witness) to provide testimony.  The plaintiffs have filed a motion to exclude this expert witness from testifying.

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Summary: Defendant hired a Fire Expert Witness to provide testimony in smoke inhalation case.

Facts:  This case (Dillon v. Maxus Properties Inc et al – United States District Court – Eastern District of Arkansas – April 9th 2019) involves the death of Jannell Dillon.  Dillon died from smoke and soot inhalation after she entered her apartment to extinguish a fire.  Her estate have sued the companies that managed and owned the apartment complex, alleging that the defendants beached duties because the smoke detector within her apartment did not sound an alarm during the fire.  The defendant has hired Fire Expert Witness Ryan Baker to provide testimony.  The plaintiff has filed a motion to exclude this expert from testifying.

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Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against defendants related to an alleged defective jack stand.  Plaintiffs hired a Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness to provide testimony.  Defendants filed a motion to exclude this expert from testifying.  The court denied the motion to exclude.

Facts:  This case (Klorczyk et al v. Sears, Roebuck & Co. et al – United States District Court – District of Connecticut – March 29th, 2019) involves a claim of wrongful death.  The plaintiffs (the estate of the decedent) allege that the decedent died because of a defective jack stand that allowed a car to fall on him and crush him.  They have sued the defendants that they allege designed, manufactured, and sold the jack stand.  The defendants deny that the decedent used their jack stand or that their jack stand was defective.  The plaintiff’s hired Mechanical Engineering Expert Witness to provide testimony.  The defendants have filed a motion to exclude this expert from testifying.

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Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the defendant related to a slip and fall on snow and ice conditions.  Plaintiff hired a Railroad Expert Witness to provide testimony.  Defendant filed a motion to exclude this expert from testifying.  The court granted the motion.

Facts:  This case (Steggall v. BNSF Railway Company – United States District Court – District of Nebraska – April 4th, 2019) involves a claim under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (“FELA”).  The plaintiff alleges that he slipped and fell on ice in the defendant’s Alliance, Nebraska railyard and sustained injuries.  The plaintiff alleges that the defendant negligently and carelessly failed to provide the plaintiff with a safe place to work by committing enumerated negligent acts or omissions.  The plaintiff has hired Railroad Expert Witness Brian Hansen to provide testimony.  The defendant has filed a motion to exclude this expert from testifying.

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Summary: Plaintiff hired a Supply Chain Expert Witness to provide testimony in case related to improper access to confidential material.

Facts:  In this case (Keystone Transportation Solutions, LLC v. Northwest Hardwoods, Inc et al – United States District Court – Western District of Virginia – April 19th, 2019), the plaintiff alleges that the defendants, one of which was previously the plaintiff’s president and now works for the defendant, interfered with its business interests and improperly gained access to confidential trade secrets underlying a Shipper Savings Model.  The plaintiff has appointed David Steffens (Supply Chain Expert Witness) to provide expert testimony.  The defendant has filed a motion to exclude this expert from testifying.

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Summary: Plaintiff hired a Pathology Expert Witness to provide testimony in case related to a death from acute sepsis.

Facts:  This case (Hubble et al v. Macomb, County of et al – United States District Court – Eastern District of Michigan – April 23rd, 2019) involves the death of a woman who died as a result of acute sepsis while service a thirty-day sentence on an outstanding bench warrant at the Macomb County Jail.  Her estate has filed suit against the defendants alleging that they caused the woman’s death by being deliberately indifferent to her medical needs, thus violating her rights under the Eighth Amendment to be free from cruel and unusual punishment.  The plaintiff has hired Dr. L.J. Dragovic (Pathology Expert Witness) to provide testimony.  The defendant has filed a motion to exclude this expert from testifying.

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Summary: Medical Billing Expert Witness allowed to testify in dispute related to an automobile accident.

Facts:  This case (Contreras et al v. Brown et al – United States District Court – District of Arizona – May 10th, 2019) involves a dispute over medical billing.  The plaintiff incurred significant medical bills from treatment in Arizona and Nevada after a rear-end collision with the defendant.  The defendants have hired Mary Rossi (Medical Billing Expert Witness) to provide testimony.  The plaintiffs have filed a motion to exclude this expert from testifying.

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