Articles by Ginni Chen, J.D.

Expert Testimony Takes Center Stage in Vacated Conviction For Serial’s Adnan Syed

UPDATE: This article was originally published in July 2016 and addresses the decision by Judge Welch to vacate Syed’s conviction. The State of Maryland ultimately appealed the ruling to the Maryland Court of Appeals and won in March 2019. Syed’s…

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To Daubert or Not to Daubert? Missouri and Florida Consider Changes to Expert Witness Standards

Two states are currently in debate over the question of expert witness standards. For Missouri, the issue at hand is whether to adopt the federal standard for expert witnesses and apply the Daubert test going forward. Elsewhere, Florida is having…

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Expert Testimony Plays Key Role in Led Zeppelin Copyright Infringement Case

In the last few weeks, one Los Angeles federal court has gotten very into rock n’ roll, and rock n’ roll fans have gotten very into legal proceedings. The focus has been on one particular song – Led Zeppelin’s 1971…

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Cross-Examining Expert Witnesses: Foundational Attacks

When it comes to cross-examining the opposing expert witness at trial, keep in mind what the late Muhammad Ali once said, “The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out…

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