Articles by Kristin Casler

Patent expert witness explains requirements for naming inventors in patent applications

A patent expert witness explains requirements for naming inventors in patent applications. Plaintiff, a software development company, sued numerous technology and retail companies alleging infringement of its patents related to a sub-system that is placed in products. The system gathers…

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9th Circuit Affirms Admission of Economics Expert Witness In FTC Pyramid Scheme Case

Case: Federal Trade Commission v. BurnLounge, Inc., et al., Nos. 12–55926, 12–56197, 12–56228, Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals; June 2, 1014 Background: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asserted claims of unfair and deceptive practices against multi-level marketing business BurnLounge,…

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9th Circuit Says Engineering and Metallurgy Expert Witnesses Wrongly Barred from Insurance Dispute

Case: Pyramid Technologies, Inc., et al. v. Hartford Casualty Insurance Co., No. 11–56304, Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals; May 19, 2014 Background: Pyramid Technologies, Inc., which purchased and resold electronic parts, had coverage for business interruption, building replacement and…

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Accident reconstruction expert witness advises on trip and fall at concert

Accident reconstruction expert witness advises on a case involving a concert attendee who tripped on cables. The plaintiff was attending an empowerment conference at an arena with a group of friends when she tripped over one or more electrical cables…

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Engineering expert witness advises on employee’s workplace hand injury from food wrapping machine

An engineering expert witness advises on a case involving a food company worker who suffered severe hand damage from a wrapping machine. Plaintiff worked at a food packaging plant. She speaks little English and reads none. On the day of…

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Environmental expert witness advises on conservation groups’ allegations of coal mining leases violating NEPA and APA

An environmental engineering expert witness advises on conservation groups allegations that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s authorization of coal mine leases violates the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). The leases at issue encompass…

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Ophthalmology expert witness advises on failure to diagnose corneal disease from LASIK surgery

An ophthalmology expert witness advises on a case involving failure to diagnose corneal disease that led to long-term damage from LASIK surgery. The plaintiff, located in New Hampshire, who was in his late 20s, was evaluated by the defendant ophthalmologists…

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Accounting expert witness advises on allegations that company failed to pay inventor $1M in royalties

An accounting expert witness advises on a case involving a designer who alleges that a Delaware company failed to pay him more than $1 million in royalties. A private inventor and industrial designer alleges that a company incorporating his electrical designs…

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Real estate expert witness advises on dispute of condemned land

A real estate expert witness advises on a case involving a property owner and the US government in dispute over the highest and best use of condemned land. The United States initiated this condemnation proceeding to acquire 0.335 acres of…

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Architecture expert witness advises on hospital design defect

Forensic architecture expert witness advises on a case involving an injured man who became lost in a hospital. The victim went to the defendant hospital’s emergency area. Because the emergency department was not clearly visible to him, he went down the…

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