Tag Archives: California
Engineering Expert On Quantas A380 Flight

Engineering Expert On Quantas A380 Flight

As the realization dawns on just how close QF32 came to disaster, attention has quickly turned to Rolls-Royce, the world’s second-largest jet engine maker, and whether vital warnings signs had been missed. What experts believe can be learnt from QF32 is the need for manufacturers, airlines and regulators to be willing to change their practices in step with the development of new aircraft.

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Banking Experts & Bank Closures

Banking Experts & Bank Closures

Banking experts may opine on mortgage banking, banking regulations, banking industry standards and more. Here, marketwatch.com reports that two banks in California, Western Commercial Bank in Woodland Hills and First Vietnamese American Bank in Westminster were shut down Friday.

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Dry Utilities Could Be the Problem, Part 3

Dry Utilities Could Be the Problem, Part 3

The design process can be very simply, but let me run though the basic process. The Owner supplies an application to the utility company. In California, it will most likely be PG&E. The Owner can either have PG&E design the dry utilities or they can have an outside agency perform the work. Even though PG&E […]

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Healthcare Expert On Health Insurance

Healthcare Expert On Health Insurance

For people with preexisting medical conditions, looking for health insurance in the private market may feel like the ultimate fool’s errand. A 2009 report by the Commonwealth Fund found that 36% of people who tried to buy insurance in the private market were denied coverage or charged more because of a preexisting condition or had the condition excluded from their coverage. Cancer, heart disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and drug and alcohol dependency are certain to be automatically rejected by insurers — and even people who have minor conditions may find the search for an insurance plan tricky.

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Economic Analysis in Employment Cases, Part 3

Economic Analysis in Employment Cases, Part 3

Worklife

A statistical average of the number of years a person will be working. It factors out the probability of death, sickness, child rearing, and leaving the labor force.

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Medical Expert On Zicam Study

Medical Expert On Zicam Study

A University of California researcher says that the findings of a new study provide proof that zinc-based Zicam nasal products, which were recalled last year, may cause some people to lose their sense of smell. The research was published in this month’s issue of the medical journal Archives of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. Dr. Terence M. Davidson, who has served as an expert witness in litigation involving zinc nasal gels, authored the study which is the first to find a causal link between Zicam and loss of smell, a condition known as anosmia

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Geology Experts On California Earthquakes

Geology Experts On California Earthquakes

The Los Angeles Times reports that the idea of predicting earthquakes remains controversial and much debated among California’s many seismologists. But as technology improves and the understanding of how earthquakes distribute energy grows, experts are gingerly offering improved “forecasts,” some of which have been surprisingly prescient. UC Davis physicist and geologist Rundle and his colleagues […]

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Experts & Dole Banana Case

Experts & Dole Banana Case

Judge Victoria Chaney will rule decide Thursday whether the case Tellez v. Dole Food Co. has merit. Experts testified in a similar case last year which Chaney through out after testimony that plaintiffs pretended to have been workers on Dole banana farms in the 1970s and faked lab tests to show they were rendered sterile by pesticides.

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Economic Analysis in Employment Case, Part 2

Economic Analysis in Employment Case, Part 2

HISTORIC LOSS (‘Back-pay’)

This period is from time of incident to date of trial. Wage growth rates could be used but no discounting.

Adjustment for promotions, “lost-chance” damages: Backpay may be increasedto take into account promotions the employee was likely to have received. [See Bishop v. Gainer (7th Cir. 2001) 272 F.3d 1009, 1015-1016].

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Environmental Health Expert Opines In Chemtura Case

Environmental Health Expert Opines In Chemtura Case

Chemtura Corp., a bankrupt chemical maker, won dismissal of a $9 billion claim from a group that sought damages for infertility and other health problems linked to a flame retardant. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Gerber in Manhattan said in court April 8th that the nonprofit public-interest group, Council for Education and Research on Toxics, or CERT, lacks standing to bring a claim in the case because it isn’t a creditor, and it made the claim too late.

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