Articles by Michael Morgenstern

Publishing Company Falsely Advertises Book Anthology

This case involves a well-known author who had written and published numerous murder mystery novels. An editor of mystery anthologies entered into a publishing agreement with a publishing company, based in Idaho, to publish 12 original mystery stories in a…

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Banking Expert Witness Discusses Illegal Securities Sales Using Caribbean bank

A banking expert witness opines on a case involving a securities dealer who was convicted of illegal securities sales using a Caribbean bank. The defendant in this criminal case was convicted of selling unregistered securities, selling securities without being a registered…

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Hedge Fund Manager Accused of Fraud in Subprime-Mortgage Market Collapse

This case involves a hedge fund manager who managed a hedge fund that had taken highly leveraged positions in collateralized debt obligations based on subprime mortgage-backed securities. The manager worked for a company that was one of the largest brokerages…

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Daubert v. Frye – A State-by-State Comparison

Expert witnesses are fundamental to different types of cases. Expert witnesses can aid an attorney during discovery. They can also provide valuable insight into issues that emerge as a case progresses. As well as provide testimony to support a case…

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E-mail messages between real estate buyer and seller create binding agreement

This case involves a buyer who was interested in purchasing 2 undeveloped lots owned by a seller. The parties’ attorneys began negotiating the terms of the sale through email messages. The buyer’s attorney emailed the seller’s attorney and sent a…

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Boating Accident Causes Severe Injury

This case involves a woman who suffered injuries while on a boat in New York. The plaintiff was invited on the boat, while her neighbor drove. The boat hit a wave (wake) and the woman went flying up into the…

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Gynecologic Surgery Leads to Sepsis and Death

This case involves an 80 year old female patient with past medical history of hypertension, Crohn’s disease, cystocele, rectocele, vaginal vault prolapse and stress incontinence. She underwent a transvaginal, posterior repair with tension free vaginal tape and adhesiolysis. The operative…

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Pediatric Neurology Expert Opines on Child’s Traumatic Brain Injury

The case involves a 3 year old child who fell 30 feet off of a balcony that had no railings, and suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of the fall. She was flown to a hospital in Baton…

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Railroad Conductor Suffers Electric Shock Injury

This case involves a 50-year-old man who worked as a railroad conductor. The conductor had his hand on an iron handle while he was holding the door open to let a coworker enter the car. He used his other hand…

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Bariatric Surgery Complications Leads to Death

This case involves a post-operative 68 year old male who was admitted to the ER complaining of severe abdominal pain. He had undergone gastric bypass surgery a few weeks prior and 3 days after his readmission to the hospital he…

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