January 15, 2018

“Repackaged” Theory by Causation Expert Thrown Out in Asbestos Case

Plaintiff smoked a pack and a half of cigarettes every day for 30 years and suffered from lung cancer. He also worked aboard navy vessels removing […]
January 8, 2018

Motion to Exclude Truck Dealer’s Lost Profits Expert Testimony is Denied

A federal court in South Dakota recently denied a motion to exclude a truck dealer’s expert testimony in a dispute over lost profits resulting from the […]
January 5, 2018

The Digital Pill Presents Privacy Issues

In November, the FDA approved Abilify MyCite, a pill with a sensor that digitally monitors whether a patient has taken his or her medication. It’s a […]
December 30, 2017

AZ Supreme Court Explains Application of Rule of Evidence 615 to Expert Witnesses in Med Mal Case

Arizona Rule of Evidence 615 (“the Rule”) provides that a trial court, at a party’s request, “must order witnesses excluded so that they cannot hear other […]
December 20, 2017

Pharmaceutical Industry Regulatory Expert Disqualified due to Confidential Information

In 2014, a federal magistrate issued a preliminary injunction in a suit in which the State of New York alleged the pharmaceutical manufacturer (“Manufacturer “) attempted […]
November 30, 2017

Law Firm Must Pay for Expert Report After Breach of Contract

A Pittsburgh law firm has been ordered to pay double the cost of an expert it didn’t use in an insurance case. After a tornado damaged […]
November 9, 2017

Ninth Circuit Reverses Decision to Exclude Police Practices Expert Testimony in Yellowstone

The Ninth Circuit recently heard an appeal of a Plaintiff who alleged that his constitutional rights were violated when he was arrested while volunteering to observe […]
October 26, 2017

Eleventh Circuit Rules on Experts in Federal Tort Claims Act Action

A case was recently appealed by the estate of a decedent under the Federal Tort Claims Act against the United States from a fatal medical incident […]
October 21, 2017

Metallurgy Expert Limited in Testimony in Hip Replacement Case

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a per curiam opinion, recently held that the district court didn’t abuse its discretion by excluding parts of a […]