Discussion: Materials Engineering Expert Witness testimony is granted in part and denied in part even though the defendant argued that the expert should be excluded because he does not have specialized knowledge of transloaders.
Facts: This case (COTE v. U.S. SILICA COMPANY et al – United States District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania – August 23, 2022) involves a products liability action. The plaintiff, Dayton Cole, alleges that he nearly lost his hand while he was operating an industrial machine manufactured and distributed by the defendants. To assist in his case, Cole hired Materials Engineering Expert Witness Michael Tarkanian, P.E. to provide expert witness testimony. The defendants filed a motion to exclude this expert from testifying.