Articles by Zach Barreto

Mechanical Engineering Expert’s Views Conflict With Case Facts

Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, Valdosta Division Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Williams v. Tristar Prods. Citation: 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 144919 The mechanical engineering expert, retained by the plaintiff, opined on the flaws of…

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Hospitality Expert Opines on Tax Dispute Involving Hotel Room Sellers

Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Rome Division Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: City of Rome v. Hotels.com, L.P. Citation: 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 198879   The defendants retained a hospitality expert witness who opined on…

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Geology Expert’s Testimony on Arsenic Admitted per Reliance on Published Paper

Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Fort Myers Division Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Miller v. City of Fort Myers Citation: 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1356 The plaintiff argued the defendant’s investigation and remediation of contamination…

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Dram Shop Expert’s Testimony Excluded for Being Unhelpful for the Trier of Fact

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Broberg v. Carnival Corp. Citation: 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98479 The defendant retained a dram shop expert witness. The expert opined that the defendant met or…

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Psychology Expert’s Testimony on Workplace Sexual Harassment Partially Excluded

Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Van v. Ford Motor Co. Citation: 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143071 The expert also opined on the prevalent nature of sexual harassment in the…

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Defense Challenges Restaurant Management Expert’s Testimony on Training

Court: United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Court Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Foradori v. Harris Citation: 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 6937 The plaintiff retained a restaurant management expert. The expert opined on the measures the restaurant manager should…

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Securities Expert’s Analysis of Empirical Studies Excluded

Court: United States District Court for the District of Arizona Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Smilovits v. First Solar Inc. Citation: 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 221424 The plaintiffs claimed that once the company revealed the product’s flaws to the public, the…

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Maritime Expert Witness’s Testimony Questioned for Speculation

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of California Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Ocampo v. United States Citation: 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 116618 The United States contracted NASSCO to work on repairs and maintenance. NASSCO subcontracted part of…

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Forensic Expert Witness Testimony Admitted Despite Relying on Out-of-Court Declarant’s Report

Court: United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: United States v. Katso Citation: 2015 CAAF LEXIS 588 The CCA held that the state’s forensic expert’s testimony violated the appellee’s Sixth Amendment rights because the testimony…

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Court Deems Airbag Expert Witness’s Testimony as Speculative

Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Weams v. FCA US L.L.C Citation: 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 31242 The defendant argued the expert was unqualified to testify on this subject. Facts The…

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