Articles by Michael Talve, CEO

COVID-19 Update: A Message from Michael Talve, CEO, to our Community

  To the members of our legal and expert communities,   I want to extend my thoughts to all who have been affected by COVID-19. In the past week, I have spoken with clients who are caring for sick loved…

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The Best Video Conferencing Tools for Attorneys Working Remotely Through COVID-19

Business in the COVID-19 age is rapidly becoming reliant on remote work and telecommunications. But a silver lining in these isolating times is the abundance of video conferencing tools available to keep us all in touch. Video conferencing is an…

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California Plaintiff Receives $18 Million Verdict for Talcum Powder Mesothelioma

On October 19, a California jury awarded Philip Depoian $18.07 million; after finding that his repeated exposure to asbestos particles in cosmetic talc was the cause of his aggressive mesothelioma. According to a press release written by Worthington & Caron,…

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Real estate expert witness opines on broker’s breach of good faith duty to buyer

This case involves a licensed Alabama real estate broker who listed a property for sale. An appraisal of the property indicated a $4,000,000 valuation. The broker showed the property to a couple who were prospective buyers. The broker did not…

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Student Sexually Assaulted During Field Trip

This case involves a male student who was sexually assaulted during a school field trip. On the date of the incident in question, the student was on a field trip with his class to view the process of apple cider…

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Patent Examiner Wrongfully Rejects Patent Application for Microorganism Inventor

This case involves a scientist who invented an inoculum containing multiple strains of nitrogen-fixing bacteria. This type of microorganism was created by the scientist to metabolize hydrocarbons. The scientist invented the microorganism because the biochemical pathways responsible for this type…

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Total Hip Replacement Results in Sciatic Nerve Injury and Foot Drop

This case involves a patient who was admitted to the hospital for an elective total left hip replacement. After surgery, the patient complained of an inability to flex or extend their left ankle. The impression in the medical note was…

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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy error causes pancreatic duct leak

This case takes place in Indiana and involves a 69 year old female who underwent a  laparoscopic cholecystectomy with placement of stent. At time of stent removal, ERCP determines stent has migrated to the small bowel. Report of ERCP indicates…

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Student Dies in Gym Class as a Result of Poor Supervision

This case involves a sixteen-year-old male student who was injured and later died in his school gym after he had been “slap boxing” with another student. On the day in question, the student had finished eating lunch and headed to…

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Forensic Expert Witness Qualified to Testify in Criminal Case

This case involves a man who was charged with murder in aid of racketeering through the use of a firearm. At trial, the Government attempted to use an expert witness in forensic science to testify that it was his opinion “to…

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