Articles by Zach Barreto

ATV Expert Report Contradicts Victim’s Account of 50 Foot Plunge in Off-Roading Accident

Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville Division Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Gummo v. Ward Citation: 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 154040 Facts The plaintiff filed a lawsuit after her daughter, who was friends with the…

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Chemical Engineering Expert Permitted to Opine on Paper Mill Pollutants and Odor

Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Monroe Division Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Sadler v. Int’l Paper Co. Citation: 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59422 Facts This case involves alleged airborne pollution released from a paper mill.…

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Sports & Recreation Expert May Opine on Defective Flag Football Belt Despite No Prior Design Experience

Court: Civil Court of the City of New York, Kings County Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Delgado v. Markwort Sporting Goods Co. Citation: 2006 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 685 Facts This case involves product liability claims against the manufacturer of flag football…

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Software Engineering Expert Permitted to Opine on LimeWire Copyright Infringement

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of New York Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Arista Records LLC v. Lime Group LLC Citation: 715 F. Supp. 2d 481 Facts The plaintiffs, 13 major record companies that jointly produce almost…

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Property Management Expert Oversteps by Offering Legal Conclusions

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of California Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Elliott v. Versa CIC, LP Citation: 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 197221 Facts This case involves alleged housing discrimination at a senior living community. The plaintiffs,…

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Security Expert’s Conclusions on CVS Surveillance Deemed Extrapolation

Court: United States District Court for the District of New Mexico Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Lilley v. CVS Health Citation: 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47985 Facts This case involves a carjacking that took place in a CVS Pharmacy parking lot.…

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Psychology Expert Questions the Existence of Plaintiff’s Disability in ADA Case

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of New York Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Weiss v. Macy’s Retail Holdings, Inc. Citation: 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 200855 Facts  The plaintiff was an employee at a Macy’s retail store from…

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OSHA Expert Challenged for Legal Conclusions in Labor Trafficking Case

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Meganathan v. Signal Int’l L.L.C. Citation: 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 180274 Facts  This case involves alleged labor trafficking by offshore oil rig repair…

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Life Care Planning Expert Witness Allegedly Violates Civil Rule 35

Court: United States District Court for the District of Idaho Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Sherwood v. BNSF Ry. Co. Citation: 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 32277 Facts The plaintiff was cycling over a railroad crossing in Sandpoint, Idaho when he claims…

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Pill Mill Doctor Mounts Baseless Motion for Relief, Challenging Handwriting Expert

Court: United States District Court for the District of New Jersey Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Durante v. United States Citation: 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6865 Facts A New Jersey doctor was implicated in a federal sting operation for illegally selling…

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