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Industrial Hygiene Expert Witness On Lumber Liquidators Violations

Industrial Hygiene Expert Witness On Lumber Liquidators Violations

Lumber Liquidators pleaded guilty today for violations of the Lacey Act and will pay $10M in fines and penalties. The DOJ investigation found that Lumber Liquidators smuggled illegal wood from the Russian Far East. The company was found guilty of the felony for entry of goods by means of false statements and four misdemeanor counts of violating the Lacey Act. Lumber Liquidators has been placed on a 5 year probationary period to implement an environmental compliance plan.

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Expert Witness Allowed In Case v. Colgate-Palmolive Co.

Expert Witness Allowed In Case v. Colgate-Palmolive Co.

In Linda Fishbain and David Fishbain v. Colgate-Palmolive Co., et al., Judge Ana Viscomi is allowing the plaintiff’s expert witness to testify for the mesothelioma victim. The Middlesex County proceeding will consider whether two cosmetic talcum powder products caused the plaintiff’s mesothelioma. Fishbain alleges that the products she used in for twenty years were contaminated with asbestos.

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Automotive Engineering Expert Witnesses

Automotive Engineering Expert Witnesses

What areas may automotive engineering experts consult on? These experts may advise on automotive safety features, faulty design, manufacturing issues, safety problems in vehicle operations, and related matters. In the news, U.S. regulators said they’re fining Takata Corp. $14K a day for failing to investigate and fix millions of air bags in passenger cars. US statutes put a ceiling of $70M on the fines.

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Automotive Engineering Expert Witnesses & Honda Recall

On what areas of expertise may automotive engineering expert witnesses opine? Experts with their knowledge and training may write reports and testify on automotive safety devices, vehicle dynamics, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, and engine failures, as well as automotive failures. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration posted a recall notice on March 14, 2014 which applies to almost 900,000 Honda Odyssey minivans.

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Product Liability Expert Witnesses & CR Bard Lawsuit

Product liability expert witnesses may testify on manufacturing defects, design defects, and failure to warn. In the news, a federal jury in West Virginia awarded $2M in damages to plaintiff Donna Cisson in her lawsuit against CR Bard Inc. Bard manufactures pelvic mesh devices that plaintiffs say were not thoroughly researched for side effects.

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Experts To Testify In Truck Roll Over Lawsuit

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has submitted a list of experts in the case against them, Irma Espinal, Nora Flores, et al, vs. Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, et al. The plaintiffs were passengers in a Toyota pickup when the vehicle’s tire tread separated and the truck rolled over.

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