Articles by Dani Alexis Ryskamp, J.D.

Maryland Adopts the Daubert Standard For Determining Expert Testimony Admissibility

Maryland has become the most recent state to adopt the Daubert standard for determining when a jury can hear expert witness testimony. In its August 28, 2020 decision in Rochkind v. Stevenson, the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled that the…

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Nevada Enacts Protections for Hospitality Industry During COVID-19

In early August 2020, Nevada lawmakers passed a controversial bill to issue COVID-19 health protections within the state’s hospitality industry. Senate Bill 4, signed into law by Governor Steve Sisolak on August 11, 2020, provides a number of health and…

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6 Things to Consider Before Accepting an Expert Witness Opportunity

Becoming an expert witness offers a wealth of opportunities to build your CV, share knowledge about your field, and understand how key issues related to your work play out in real-life legal scenarios. Before accepting an expert witness opportunity, however,…

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Facebook Nears $650 Million Settlement in Biometric Data Lawsuit

On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, Facebook received preliminary approval from a federal court to settle a lawsuit claiming it collected and stored biometric data without users’ consent. Judge James Donato of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of…

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TikTok Lawsuits Merged Into MDL in Illinois

In early August 2020, 10 class action lawsuits alleging biometric privacy violations by popular social media app, TikTok, were merged into a multi-district litigation (MDL) case in the Northern District of Illinois. The chief complaint amongst the plaintiffs is an…

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Macy’s Faces Lawsuit Over Clearview AI Facial Recognition Software

On August 5, 2020, an Illinois woman filed a proposed class action lawsuit against Macy’s for its alleged use of facial-recognition software, Clearview AI, to identify shoppers in Chicago stores. Filed in the Northern District Count of Illinois, the complaint…

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7 Must-Haves in Your Expert Witness Resume/CV

An expert witness resume, also known as an expert witness CV (curriculum vitae), is a critical document during the course of a case. Before you are retained as an expert for a case, your expert witness resume introduces you to…

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Class Action Claims Spike in the COVID-19 Era

Coronavirus-related litigation has quickly emerged in the wake of pandemic shutdowns. As schools, airlines, entertainment venues, and scores of other businesses have been forced to severely alter operations, class action lawsuits have been the most prominent legal response. In fact,…

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Car Seat Maker Evenflo Faces Class Action For Child Safety Failures

In February 2020, a California parent filed a product liability class action lawsuit against car seat maker. Evenflo. Days later, two additional consumers joined the class action, and claims were consolidated in Massachusetts District Court. In the class action complaint,…

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Apple Faces 11-Count Class Action in Alleged iTunes Gift Card Scam

Apple, Inc. and Apple Value Services LLC have been named as defendants in a class action lawsuit filed in mid-July 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The lawsuit alleges that Apple knowingly or recklessly…

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