Articles Posted in Expert Witness Testimony

Summary: Plaintiffs hired a Police Procedures Expert Witness to provide testimony related to an excessive force claim.

Facts:  This case (Silva v. City and County of Honolulu – United States District Court – District of Hawaii – May 21st, 2019) involves a claim of use of excessive force.  The plaintiffs claim that the defendants seized the decedent and used excess force when they arrested him for disorderly conduct.  The plaintiffs assert that the Honolulu police officers used pepper spray and a Taser multiple times against the decedent.  He died following his arrest.  The plaintiffs hired Police Procedures Expert Witness Mr. Richard Lichten to provide testimony.  The defendants have filed a motion to exclude this expert from testifying.

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Summary: Economics Expert Witness was allowed to testify in employment lawsuit related to a claim that the defendant wrongfully fired the plaintiff.

Facts:  This case (Ferraro v. Convercent, Inc. et al – United States District Court – District of Colorado – December 12th, 2018) involves an employment dispute.  The plaintiff alleges that the defendant wrongfully discharged him.  To assist in his case, the plaintiff hired Dr. Michael Orlando (Economics Expert Witness) to provide testimony.  The defendants have filed a motion to exclude the expert witness testimony of Dr. Orlando.

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Summary: A Weather & Meteorology Expert Witness was allowed to testify, in part, in fire litigation caused by lightning

Facts:  This case (Philmar Dairy, LLC et al v. Armstrong Farms, et al – United States District Court – District of New Mexico – July 12th, 2019) involves a dispute over the delivery of alfalfa hay.  The plaintiffs allege that the defendant did not deliver over 2,500 tons of hay and did not refund the money to the plaintiffs.  The defendants state that a fire caused lightning destroyed the hay.  The plaintiffs state that the defendants fabricated the existence of the fire.  The defendants hired Dr. Elizabeth Austin (Weather & Meteorology Expert Witness) to provide testimony.  The plaintiffs have filed a motion to exclude this expert from testifying.

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Summary: Defendant hired a Personal Property Valuation Expert Witness to provide testimony in relation to damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Facts:  This case (Mt Hawley Insurance Company v. TFP Properties III LLC – United States District Court – Southern District of Texas – July 19th, 2019) involves property damage that occurred during Hurricane Harvey.  The plaintiff has filed the action against the defendant asserting that it had paid all sums owing under a property casualty policy on a commercial property that was damaged during the hurricane.  The defendant has hired Sean Wiley, a Personal Property Valuation Expert Witness, to provide expert testimony.  The plaintiff has filed a motion to exclude this expert from testifying.

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Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against defendants for wrongful death.  The plaintiff hired a criminology expert witness to provide testimony.

Facts:  This case (Surface et al v. Conklin et al – United States District Court – Southern District of Ohio – November 30th, 2018) involves a civil right claim.  The plaintiff’s allege that the defendants were liable for the shooting death of their twenty-three ear old son.  The plaintiff’s assert federal claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for excessive force, and state claims for wrongful death, assault and battery, and infliction of emotional distress.  The plaintiffs hired R. Paul McCauley (Criminology Expert Witness) to provide testimony.  The defendant has filed a motion to exclude this expert from testifying.

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Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against employer after he was injured on the job.  Plaintiff hired Railroad Expert Witness to provide expert testimony.

Facts:  This case (Siemers v. BNSF Railway Company – United States District Court – District of Nebraska – December 6th, 2018) involves a personal injury claim.  The plaintiff, who was employed as a Carman employee by the defendant, alleged that he sustained a serious injury to the back during the course of his employment.  The plaintiff alleges that the injury is a result of the defendant’s failure to provide its employees with a safe working environment, safe tools and equipment, and adequate training and supervision.  The plaintiff hired John David Engle Jr. (Railroad Expert Witness) to provide expert testimony on his behalf.  The defendant has filed a motion to exclude this expert from testifying.

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Summary: Defendant hired an Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness to provide testimony in automobile accident case.

Facts:  This case (Williams v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company, S.I. – United States District Court – District of Colorado – June 17th, 2019) involved an automobile accident.  This lawsuit involves one of the persons involved in the accident against an insurance company.  The defendant has hired Accident Reconstruction Expert Witness Nathan Rose, M.S. to provide an opinion.  The plaintiff has filed a motion to exclude this expert from testifying.

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Summary: The defendant hired a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Expert Witness to provide testimony in damages case.

Facts:  This case (Mathis v. Garrison Property And Casualty Insurance Company et al – United States District Court – Eastern District of Louisiana – June 28th, 2019) involves an automobile accident.  The plaintiff alleges that the defendant insurance company should be liable for damages in the premises and for pain and suffering.  The defendant hired Dr. DeFrancesch (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Expert Witness) to provide expert witness testimony.  The plaintiff filed a motion to exclude this expert from testifying.

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Summary: The plaintiff hired a Mortgages Expert Witness to provide expert witness testimony in residential mortgage action.

Facts:  This case (Schneider et al v. CitiMortgage, Inc. et al – United States District Court – District of Kansas – August 13th, 2019) involves a mortgage dispute.  The plaintiffs refinanced a residential mortgage loan with the defendants.  The plaintiffs have brought this lawsuit for breach of contract, fraud, conversion, and failure to refinance.  The plaintiffs have hired A.W. Pickel (Mortgages Expert Witness) to provide expert witness testimony.  The defendant has filed a motion to exclude this expert from testifying.

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