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Construction Expert Witness: A Hiring Guide

Co-authored by Peter Radetich. A construction expert witness is crucial in analyzing the intricacies of a construction case. Because construction law embodies so many different areas of the law, a vast range of a construction expert witnesses are needed. With…

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Family Law Expert Witness: A Hiring Guide

Co-authored by Carrie M. Babiasz A family law expert witness can provide a critical function in today’s legal landscape, their usage growing as different elements of litigation become more and more specialized. This is particularly true in family law. With…

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Actos: A Mass Tort Primer

On February 19, 2013, the first of over 3,000 Actos lawsuits went to trial in the Superior Court of California. The plaintiff in the case alleged that Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Asia’s largest drugmaker and Actos manufacturer, was negligent in presenting the…

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State Litigation Trends: Expert Witness Standard in New Jersey

In medical malpractice cases, the depositions and testimonies of expert witnesses are a critical component. In New Jersey, two recent cases by the state’s courts may change the standard by which certain medical practitioners will be allowed to testify in…

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Mirena IUD: A Mass Tort Primer

On April 8, 2013, after a number of complaints were filed, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation determined that federal suits against Bayer AG for their Mirena IUD should be consolidated into the Southern District of New York…

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DePuy Hip Expert Witness: A Litigation Guide

DePuy Orthaepedics is a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson and produces devices for total hip arthroplasty. In 2010, DePuy issued a recall of their ASR Hip Resurfacing System and their ASR XL Acetabular System 1, after evidence emerged that the…

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The da Vinci Robot Expert Witness: A Litigation Guide

The da Vinci Surgical System is an advanced medical device used to perform surgery, which is produced by Intuitive Surgical Inc. In recent months, a number of complaints have been levied against users of the surgical system, and, perhaps more…

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Insurance Agent Misrepresents Policy

This case involves a misrepresentation by an insurance agent. The plaintiff took out an insurance policy on his automobile. The policy covered a number of situations, but there was a question as to whether the policy covered flood damage. The…

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