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Florida State Bar Board Of Governors To Vote On Daubert

Florida State Bar Board Of Governors To Vote On Daubert

The Florida State Bar will vote Friday on a recommendation to the Florida Supreme Court to abandon the Daubert standard. The state’s evidence code was amended in 2013, replacing the Frye standard with the Daubert standard. But a year ago the Florida Bar’s Code and Rules of Evidence Committee rejected the new rule. The issue is on the State Bar Board of Governors agenda October 16, 2015.

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Patent Infringement Expert Witnesses

Patent Infringement Expert Witnesses

Patent infringement and patent validity expert witnesses play a significant role in the outcome of a legal case. Patent expert Dr. John Levy opined in the Northern District of California lawsuit filed by Quantum Corporation against Crossroads Systems, Inc. for willful patent infringement. Quantum alleged that Crossroads’ StrongBox product utilizes technology patented by them in the 2004 US Patent No. 6,766,412.

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Use Of Force Expert Witnesses

Use Of Force Expert Witnesses

The use of force expert witness may provide an expert opinion in questions regarding the proper use of force in response to violent and threatening activity. Dr. Philip Hayden will testify in the case against a retired Tampa police captain accused in the shooting death of Chad Oulson. Curtis Reeves has pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree murder in the 2014 Wesley Chapel movie theater incident. Oulson allegedly refused to stop texting during movie previews. Movie goers said they saw popcorn thrown in the air and heard a gunshot. Reeves says he was attacked by Oulson and acted in self-defense.

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FBI Expert Witness To Testify On Cell Phone Record Analysis

FBI Expert Witness To Testify On Cell Phone Record Analysis

FBI Special Agent Robert Moledor will testify as an expert witness in the Hammond, IN, District Court trial of Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist and his wife, Deborah. The couple is charged with conspiracy, wire fraud and filing false tax returns, allegedly using money from his campaign and the city’s food pantry to pay for gambling trips.

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Law Enforcement Expert Witness Testifies In New Mexico Case

Law Enforcement Expert Witness Testifies In New Mexico Case

Law enforcement expert witness Dr. Bill Lewinsky testified for the defense in the case against two Albuquerque police officers charged with killing James Boyd. New Mexico Special Prosecutor Randi McGinn is seeking second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter or aggravated battery charges against Officer Dominique Perez and now-retired Officer Keith Sandy. The officers shot and killed the homeless man camping illegally in the foothills.

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Forensic Psychiatry Expert Testifies James Holmes Knew What He Was Doing

Forensic Psychiatry Expert Testifies James Holmes Knew What He Was Doing

Forensic psychiatry expert witness William H. Reid, M.D., M.P.H, testified in the case against James Holmes, accused of shooting twelve people to death. The state appointed expert interviewed Holmes for twenty-two hours and believes Holmes was capable of knowing that what he was doing was wrong in the Colorado movie theater massacre. “My opinion is that, whatever he suffered from, it did not prevent him from forming the intent and knowing what he was doing and the consequences of what he was doing,” said Dr. Reid.

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Forensic Analysis Expert Witness Testifies In Holmes Trial

Forensic Analysis Expert Witness Testifies In Holmes Trial

Forensic analysis expert witness Carol Crowe testified in the case against gunman James Holmes. The defendant is accused in the 2012 shooting that killed 12 people and wounded 70 more at a Century movie theater in Aurora, CO. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to multiple counts of murder, attempted murder and explosives charges.

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Forensic Pathology Expert Witness To Testify In Death Of Husband

Forensic Pathology Expert Witness To Testify In Death Of Husband

Forensic pathology expert witness Dr. Bennet Omalu will testify in the murder trial of Tatiana Leibel. The Round Hill, NV, woman is accused in the 2014 shooting death of her husband Harry Leibel. Douglas County sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and met the defendant who said her husband had shot himself. Expert witness Dr. Omalu is a forensic pathologist with expertise in forensic and hospital autopsies, causes, mechanisms and manners of death. He is currently the Chief Medical Examiner of San Joaquin County, CA.

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Police Procedures Expert Witness Testifies On Stun Gun Use

Police Procedures Expert Witness Testifies On Stun Gun Use

Police procedures expert witness Dan Corsentino testified that Cortez, Colorado, police used excessive force when arresting man on trial for stabbing a police officer in February. Shane French was in handcuffs when police used stun guns on him. The defendant says he was protecting his blind father and elderly mother while police say they answered a distress call from his mother. French’s mother says police shoved her blind husband and then tackled her son who suffers with mental health issues.

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Forensic Pathology Expert Witness Testifies In High Profile Case

Forensic Pathology Expert Witness Testifies In High Profile Case

Forensic pathologist Dr. Werner U. Spitz testified in the murder trial of Theodore Wafer. Wafer claims he acted in self dense in the death of Renisha McBride at Wafer’s home in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. Dr. Spitz opined that swelling on McBride’s hands occurred when she was knocking on Wafer’s screen door and is consistent with the prosecution’s case against Wafer. Wafer contends the injury to McBride’s hands was a result of the airbag in the car McBride crashed more than three hours before her death. Spitz testified that hands aren’t normally affected by an airbag.

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