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Evidence & Causation

Also see: Expert Witness Liability

Issue Briefs

Brief - When are Expert Witnesses Liable for Malpractice? - LLMD of Michigan, Inc. v. Jackson-Cross Co., 559 Pa. 297, 740 A.2d 186 (Pa. Oct 26, 1999) also see Expert Malpractice

Brief - Evidentiary rulings under Daubert standard are to be reviewed with abuse of discretion standard - General Electric Co. v. Joiner, 522 U. S. 136 (1997)

Brief - Applying Daubert to Medical and Other Non-scientific testimony - Kumho Tire Co., Ltd. v. Carmichael ,119 S.Ct. 1167 (U.S. 1999)

Brief - When is the PDR hearsay? - Spensieri v. Lasky, 94 N.Y.2d 231 (N.Y. 1999)

Cases

Court Refuses to Find Federal Right to Post-Conviction DNA Testing - Harvey v. Horan, No. 01-6703 (4th Cir. 01-23-2002)

Court allows expert speculation over Daubert objections - Miller v. Pfizer, Inc., 2000 U.S.Dist. LEXIS 9816 (D.Kan. 2000)

Judge may apply Daubert to medical causation testimony - Moore v. Ashland Chemical, 151 F.3d 269 (5th Cir. 1998)

Causation standard for wrongful death - Baker v. Guzon, 950 S.W.2d 635 (Mo.App. E.D. 1997)

Exclusion of testimony as a sanction for discovery abuse - Wilkerson v. Prelutsky, 943 S.W.2d 643 (Mo. 1997)

Supreme Court establishes standards for scientific evidence (liability for Bendectin) - Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 509 U.S. 579 (1993)

Causation in medical malpractice cases (vaccine) - Callahan v. Cardinal Glennon Hosp., 863 S.W.2d 852 (Mo. 1993)

Lost chance - Wollen v. DePaul Health Center, 828 S.W.2d 681 (Mo. 1992)

NY rejects exception for warrantless searches of open land - People v. Scott, 79 N.Y.2d 474, 593 N.E.2d 1328, 583 N.Y.S.2d 920 (N.Y. 1992)

Court limits information that must be provided under Brady - United States v. Clark, 928 F.2d 733 (6th Cir. 1991)

Court applies materiality to Brady requirement that evidence be shared with defendant - United States v. Bagley, 473 U.S. 667 (1985)

Privilege against self-incrimination does not block administrative proceeding - Hoover v. Knight, 678 F.2d 578 (5th Cir. 1982)

Inferences from witness who do not testify - Gridley v. Johnson, 476 S.W.2d 475 (Mo. 1972)

Court requires the state to share criminal evidence with the defendant - Brady v. Maryland, 83 S. Ct. 1194, 373 U.S. 83 (1963)

 

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