Articles by Zach Barreto

Social Work Expert’s Opinion on Purported Constitutional Violation in Family Court Case is Relevant, Helpful

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of California Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Dees v. County of San Diego Citation: 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6280 In this Family Court case, the plaintiff alleges a social worker violated constitutional…

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Human Factors Specialist Found Qualified to Testify as Hospitality Expert in Slip and Fall Case

Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Washington Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Lister v. Hyatt Corp. Citation: 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 211764 The plaintiff retains a hospitality expert after she sustains injuries in a slip and fall…

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Insurance Expert’s Bad Faith Testimony Held to be Moot

Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Allianz Life Ins. Co. of N. Am. v. Muse Citation: 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 217447 In this life insurance dispute, the defendant retains an insurance…

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OSHA Expert’s Testimony Found Irrelevant in Labor Camp Case

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Marimuthu v. Signal Int’l Citation: 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 195157 This case involves allegations of negligence in the defendant’s labor camps. On the…

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Transportation Expert Missteps With Speculation on Defendant’s Credibility as a Truck Driver

Court: United States District Court for the District of New Mexico Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Yazzie v. Fezatte Citation: 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25550 This case resulted from a collision between the defendant truck driver and the plaintiff on a…

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Maritime Expert’s Opinion Challenged for Relying on Sworn Lay Witness Testimony

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Pacinelli v. Carnival Corp. Citation: 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 120626 The plaintiff retains a maritime expert to opine on causation following a trip and fall…

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Court Examines Whether Cyber Security Expert May Rely on Self-Defined Industry Standard

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Nat’l Union Fire Ins. Co. v. Tyco Integrated Sec., LLC Citation: 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 193807 Following a security system breach and burglary, the plaintiff…

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Witness’s Accident Reconstruction Training Fails to Demonstrate Airbag Expertise

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Mcallen Division Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Green v. City of Mission Citation: 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 118820 In this case, the defendant retains an expert to opine on airbag…

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Court Finds Electrical Engineering Expert’s Testimony Speculative & Based on Personal Conjecture

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Meemic Ins. Co. v. Hewlett-Packard Co. Citation: 717 F. Supp. 2d 752 In this insurance dispute, an electrical engineering expert is tasked with…

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Securities Expert’s Advanced Calculations Found to Aid Jury’s Understanding in Hedge Fund Dispute

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of New York Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: McBeth v. Porges Citation: 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 195094 In this financial dispute case, the defendant hedge fund challenges the qualifications of the plaintiff’s…

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