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Jared Firestone, J.D.
ProfileJared Firestone, J.D., is a personal injury attorney, licensed realtor, and freelance legal writer who writes on contracts, advanced legal research, and E-discovery.
Articles by Jared Firestone, J.D.
Exposure to Coal Ash Waste Causes Public Health Emergency
Background This litigation involved the alleged unlawful dumping of toxic industrial waste (“Coal Ash Waste” or “Waste”) in the Dominican Republic by The AES Corporation (“AES”) and four of its subsidiaries. Plaintiffs, residents of the Dominican Republic, alleged they were…Posted on in
Education Expert Witness Opines on Hostile Classroom Environment
Background This case stemmed from Plaintiffs’ conflicts with the defendant school district over events in the United States history classroom of Defendant Bruce H. Smith at the Pleasant Valley, Pennsylvania high school in the spring of 2007. Smith showed students…Posted on in
Infectious Disease Expert Opines On Deep Joint Infection
Background: Thomas Pipitone and his wife, Bonnie, brought suit against Biomatrix, Inc. (“Biomatrix”), alleging that a product that Biomatrix manufactured, known as Synvisc, caused Mr. Pipitone to develop a salmonella infection in his knee after a physician injected his knee…Posted on in
Real Estate Expert Witness Evaluates Impact of Farm Odor on Property Value
CASE: Powell v. Tosh, 942 F. Supp. 2d 678 (W.D. Ky. 2013) BACKGROUND: Plaintiffs alleged they began suffering from “recurring intolerable noxious odors emanating from the Defendants’ swine waste facilities constituting a nuisance, increasing the probability of a rodent infestation…Posted on in
Securities Expert Witness Opines on Biotechnology Firm Valuation
Case: In re Northfield Labs., Inc. Sec. Litig., 267 F.R.D. 536 (N.D. Ill. 2010) Background: Defendant Northfield was founded in 1985 by defendants DeWoskin and Gould. Northfield’s primary purpose was to research and develop a hemoglobin-based blood substitute called PolyHeme…Posted on in
Insurance Expert Witness Opines on Loss of Mining Equipment
CASE: Gallatin Fuels, Inc. v. Westchester Fire Ins. Co., 410 F. Supp. 2d 417 (W.D. Pa. 2006) BACKGROUND: Plaintiff, Gallatin Fuels, Inc. sought payment under an insurance policy issued by Defendant Westchester Fire Insurance Company (“Defendant” or “Westchester”) to Mon…Posted on in
Real Estate Expert Witness Evaluates Property Damage Claims
Case: Cook v. Rockwell Int’l Corp., 580 F. Supp. 2d 1071 (D. Colo. 2006) Background: This class action lawsuit presented claims for trespass and nuisance against the former operators of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant (“Rocky Flats”) near Denver.…Posted on in
Patent Expert Witness Opines on Trucking Patent Infringement
Case: Sundance, Inc. v. Demonte Fabricating Ltd., 550 F.3d 1356 (Fed. Cir. 2008) Background: Plaintiffs-Cross Appellants Sundance, Inc. and Merlot Tarpaulin and Sidekit Manufacturing Co., Inc. (collectively, Sundance) sued Defendants-Appellants DeMonte Fabricating Ltd. and Quick Draw Tarpaulin Systems, Inc. (collectively,…Posted on in
Computer Forensics Expert Witness Withstands Daubert Challenge
Case: United States Gypsum Co. v. Lafarge North Am. Inc., 670 F. Supp. 2d 768 (N.D. Ill. 2009) Background: Plaintiff United States Gypsum Company (“USG”) claimed that Defendants Lafarge North America, Inc. (“Lafarge”), and several Lafarge employees, infringed USG’s patents and…Posted on in
Biomechanics Expert Witness Opines on Truck Accident
Case: Burke v. TranSam Trucking, Inc., 617 F. Supp. 2d 327 (M.D. Pa. 2009) Background: This case arises from a vehicle accident involving the commercial tractor trailer driven by Gregory Wirfel (“Defendant Wirfel”) and the 2000 Ford Ranger pickup truck…Posted on in