Century Indemnity Company v. The Marine Group, LLC et al – United States District Court – District of Oregon – October 13th, 2015 – In this environmental cleanup case, the testimony of insurance expert witnesses Robert Hughes and Dennis Connolly were challenged on grounds of inadmissible legal conclusions and qualifications. The court granted the motion regarding the legal conclusions, but denied the motion regarding qualifications.
Scott Bridge Company, Inc. v. Gresham Smith and Partners – United States District Court – Middle District of Alabama – October 14th, 2015 – In this negligence action involving the design and construction of a deep water pier, the testimony of three experts were challenged. These experts include: Dane Floyd (forensic accounting expert witness), Ben D. Nolan, III (mechanical engineering expert witnesses), Dr. Ted Thomson (structural engineering expert witnesses), and Dr. Richard Hartman.
Stachon v. Woodward et al – United States District Court – Northern District of Indiana – October 16th, 2015 – This case involves a motor vehicle accident. The defendant’s human factors expert witness, Rudolph G. Mortimer, was challenged by the plaintiffs on three factors: that he was not qualified, he used unreliable methodology, and that his testimony was not relevant. The motion was denied.