The defendant is charged with robbing two banks. The government hired a fingerprints expert witness to assist in their case. The defendant filed a motion to exclude this testimony. The court denied the motion to exclude.
Plaintiff sued defendants when a Gynecare TVT Device, implanted into the defendant allegedly caused significant injury. The plaintiffs hired a urology expert witness to provide testimony. The defendants filed a motion to exclude, which the court partially allowed.
Plaintiff sued insurance company defendant for denying a long term disability claim. The plaintiff hired a psychology expert witness to assist in his case. The defendant filed a motion to exclude this expert testimony. The court granted the motion.
Plaintiff sued defendants for moving to a competitive business and taking customers. Both parties hired experts to help in their cases and both parties filed motions to exclude. The court granted in part and denied in part both motion.
Plaintiff sued defendant for not securing a loan with the HUD. Plaintiff hired three experts to provide testimony. Defendant filed motions to exclude for all three experts. The court granted one motion and denied two.
Plaintiff filed suit against defendants after he was injured installing a tire. Both parties hired expert witnesses to assist in their cases and, subsequently, all three were the subjects of motions to exclude. The court denied all of these motions.
Plaintiff filed suit after a car in which he was a passenger rolled over, causing injury. Plaintiff hired an automotive engineering expert witness to provide testimony, and the defendants filed a motion to exclude. The court partially denied and partially granted the motion.
Plaintiff sued defendant alleging the visit to defendant’s store caused her infections. Plaintiff hired two infectious disease expert witnesses to assist in her case. Defendant filed a motion for summary judgment which included a section on excluding these experts. The court denied the motion.
Professional blogger Rosemary Jones provides her perspective on the common problems of being an expert witness. Ms. Jones writes on several niches particularly in law, including personal injury, estate planning, business law, real estate law, construction law, criminal defense law and DUI law. Read more about her blog posts on Band Gates & Dramis.
Common Problems of Being an Expert Witness
An expert witness is often hired to provide their opinion on the facts of a case and the entailed legal proceedings. have both the knowledge and practical experience to offer their perspective on the matter, being specialists in their fields. While at first glance, it might seem like an easy thing to be an expert witness, in reality, there are a lot of things to take into consideration. Some problems can appear when one is an expert witness, as you will have the opportunity to read below.
Plaintiff sued defendant to recover insurance payment made after a house fire. Plaintiff alleged that defendant was negligent in installing an electric “smart” meter, which they say caused the fire. The plaintiff hired an electrical engineering expert witness to provide testimony and the defendant filed a motion to exclude the testimony. The court granted the motion.