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Cellular Phone Records As Forensic Evidence

Cellular Phone Records As Forensic Evidence

Cellular phone expert witness Joseph Kennedy testified in the theft and wire fraud trial of former Suffolk County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Ed Walsh. In the Central Islip federal court case, prosecutors allege that Walsh essentially stole more than $200K in salary for hours he was not at work at the county jail. The prosecution argues that cell phone records show that on numerous work days Walsh was actually golfing, gambling, and campaigning.

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Occupational Medicine Expert Witness On Driver Fatigue

Occupational Medicine Expert Witness On Driver Fatigue

Occupational medicine expert witness Dr. Kales co-authored a study on the crash risk for truck drivers with obstructive sleep apnea. The study found that driver fatigue is a leading factor in large truck crashes. Dr. Kales is a leader in the field of occupational sleep medicine and was among the first occupational medicine directors to institute an objective OSA screening protocol for commercial drivers. He is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School Harvard School of Public Health and Chief of Occupational Medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance.

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Construction Safety Expert Witnesses & NYC Crane Collapse

Construction Safety Expert Witnesses & NYC Crane Collapse

What areas may construction safety expert witnesses consult on? These experts are trained in accident reconstruction, building code compliance, general contractor standards, building sites, OSHA regulation, and related matters. Due to the perpetual movement of heavy machinery and heavy objects in the construction industry, there is a constant danger to workers and passersby.

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Aviation Expert Witnesses

Aviation Expert Witnesses

What areas may the aviation expert witness consult on? These experts are experienced in aviation operations, Federal Aviation Administration regulations, aviation accident investigations, and more. In the news, the Boeing Company will pay $12M in fines to the United States Treasury for failing to meet a deadline on improved service instructions and safety certification of its planes. The agreement settles two cases as well as eleven other matters.

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Railroad Expert Witnesses

Railroad Expert Witnesses

Railroad operations adhere to a strict set of federal regulations to maintain safety. When a train derailment occurs, an investigation ensues to determine the cause, be it human factors, a mechanical defect, or an outside source. These types of railway accidents can result in various types of lawsuits, which may require consultation with a railroad expert witness. These experts may consult on railroad warning systems, railway signals, signal and train control, and overall railway safety.

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Biomedical Engineering Expert Witness On Tamir Rice Shooting

Biomedical Engineering Expert Witness On Tamir Rice Shooting

Biomedical engineering expert witness Dr. Jesse L. Wobrock has released his preliminary report regarding the shooting death of 12 year old Tamir Rice. Rice was killed in 2014 by Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann.

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Computer Technology Expert Witness Testifies On Drones

Computer Technology Expert Witness Testifies On Drones

Computer technology expert witness Joshua Walden testified before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on November 19, 2015. The hearing, entitled The Disrupter Series: The Fast – Evolving Uses and Economic Impacts of Drones, reviewed the use of drones and their economic impact on businesses and consumers. Mr. Walden is a senior vice president and general manager of the New Technology Group at Intel Corporation. Intel.com describes drones as a “computing platform of the future.”

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Mechanical Inspections Expert Witnesses

Mechanical Inspections Expert Witnesses

The family of Juliana Valdez is seeking $10 million in damages after her right leg became trapped in the Macy’s Westfield Garden State Plaza, NJ, escalator. Ms. Valdez lost two toes and has had at least 13 operations to save her foot. The family hired a mechanical inspections expert witness who found that that a support frame on the escalator was broken.

Mechanical inspection experts are retained after an accident or product failure to inspect machinery and write reports or testify in litigation and insurance claims. The inspection found a gap between the escalator steps and also that the escalator was not properly lubricated.

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Cell Phone Expert Witness & Post Conviction Hearing

Cell Phone Expert Witness & Post Conviction Hearing

Abraham Waranowitz testified as a cellular phone expert witness in the 2000 murder trial of Adnan Syed. Syed’s defense team is now stating that the prosecution withheld evidence regarding phone records. The former AT&T engineer says new information in the case could have altered his testimony. As an expert, he was handed only one page of phone records while it has come to light there were more.
Syed’s team argues that cell tower data placing his client near the murder of his former girlfriend Hae Min Lee are unreliable. Digital forensic experts examine cell phone data which may include the instrument itself, external storage of data within network based storage areas, as well as phones designed to sync with a user’s computer and allow data transfer. Hiring an experienced cell phone expert witness is critical to litigation in this evolving area of technology.

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Mining Safety Expert Witness Testifies In Massey Energy CEO Criminal Case

Mining safety witness Tracy Stumbo testified in the criminal case against former Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship. The retired Kentucky state mine safety investigator described coal mining safety practices that prevent mine explosions, including proper ventilation and cleanup of coal dust. The April 2010 Upper Big Branch disaster killed 29 workers and Blankenship is facing felony charges including violating mine safety standards and covering up hazards to miners. Miner Stanley Stewart described the mine conditions: “The company wanted you to mine whether you had insufficient air or good air. “(There was) pressure to load coal at any cost.”

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