Article - ECONOMICS: Effective Use of Statistical Experts

By Expert ID: 33065, Ph.D. Suppose for a moment you’re a grocer and you’ve ordered a truckload of apples. You open the crates and find, mixed in with different kinds of apples, a bushel of potatoes, a bushel of pineapples, and a couple of bushels of limes....
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Article - PSYCHOLOGY: The Psychologist’s Role in Litigation

By Expert ID: 44032, Ph.D. My involvement with the courts and the legal profession has become more frequent over the past ten to fifteen years. My clinical focus however is that of a generalist practice of clinical psychology. That is important in that there are...
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Article - ENTERTAINMENT: Unpublished Authors and the Battle of Copyright Infringement

By Expert ID: 6067 Copyright infringement is a hot topic in the entertainment industry and I have worked on my fair share of cases on this issue. Having testified for both Plaintiffs and Defendants, successful and not so successful writers, the published and the...
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Article - ECONOMICS: Gross Cash Flow And Business Valuation Issues – Analyzing Perquisites

By Expert ID: 06189, CPA, ABV, CFF, CDFA, FABFA In litigating many dissolution cases, a material issue is often the determination of the real income of one or both of the parties to the case. The reason? The existence of perquisites and/or fringe benefits. It is...
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Article - PSYCHOLOGY: Workplace Hostility

PSYCHOLOGY: Workplace Hostility While it is impossible to prevent workplace hostility and violence, much can be done to limit its occurrence, protect employees and mitigate the impact. The basic foundation of any hostility mitigation program is to have a comprehensive...

Article - FOOD SAFETY: Behind the Label A Critical Review of Hidden Allergens and Toxins in the US Food Supply

By Expert ID: 10003, MD, Ph.D. Are they cursed? Or are patients with complex medical problems, who appear to resist responding to treatments that are standard of care, merely reacting to an environment they do not see or know? Are their physicians incompetent or...
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Article - ENDOCRINOLOGY: Forensic Endocrinology

By J.L.G., M.D. Endocrinology Endocrinology is the medical specialty that deals with the endocrine glands and the hormones they secrete. Hormones are the chemical messengers that travel through our blood and carry out a multitude of functions. Hormones regulate our...
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Article - CROWD CONTROL: Questions to Ask During a Crowd Management Case

CROWD CONTROL: Questions to Ask During a Crowd Management Case The following are some key questions that need to be examined during a sport or music industry crowd management case. The questions can be asked of witnesses, parties, and/or expert witnesses. By G.B.F....

Article - PSYCHOLOGY: The Complexity of Psychological Malingering

PSYCHOLOGY: The Complexity of Psychological Malingering In personal injury cases, disability claims or industrial accident cases that involve potential emotional distress damages, a defense expert may describe a plaintiff as a “malingerer”, indicating that that...

Article - PSYCHIATRY: Psychiatric Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

By Expert ID: 06112, MD. Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) affect close to 2,000,000 people in the US each year. Currently, 3.2 million Americans are living with disabilities related to a TBI. TBI is a trauma-induced structural and functional injury to the brain,...
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Article - LICENSING: Naked Licensing – Not As Rare As One May Think

By Expert ID: 10007 In the last 10 years, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has decided two cases involving naked licensing: Barcamerica International v. Tyfield Importers (9th Cir. 2002) 289 F.3d 589, and Freecyclesunnyvale v. The Freecycle Network (9th Cir....
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Article - FAMILY LAW: Child Custody Evaluations and Psychological Testing – Valid and Invalid Expectations

By Expert ID: 22022, Ph.D. Often, requests are made for psychological testing as part of the child custody evaluation (CCE) process and too often, the results are disappointing. The root cause of this is twofold: lack of practicable and executable referral questions...
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Article - ONCOLOGY: Radiation Oncology and Medical Malpractice

By Expert ID: ma234. I have been actively engaged in the clinical practice of Radiation Oncology for the last 40 years, and over the last 10 years have been asked to participate in a variety of medical malpractice cases. Radiation therapy, together with surgery and...
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Article - PSYCHOLOGY: Development of the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Diagnosis

By Expert ID: 5045, Ph.D. As a young doctoral student at the University of Arizona in the early 1970s, I had the opportunity to work with what was then known as the Veterans’ Administration, providing counseling services for men and women returning from Vietnam...
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Article - ENGINEERING: A Guide to Workplace Safety Practices

By Expert ID: 44021, PhD PE Workplace injuries and deaths are a frequent source of lawsuits. These lawsuits are usually civil actions but criminal prosecution is a possibility. This article presents a framework of accepted good practice. The preferred safety method is...
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Article - SECURITIES: The Failure of Securities Arbitration

By Expert ID: 5075, Ph.D., MSFP, LLB, MBA, BSCE If you have ever been wronged by a broker, chances are you feel emotionally frustrated and financially abused, to say the least. There may be little you can initially do to rectify the situation since it is almost like...
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Article - ECONOMICS: Ensuring Effective Presentation of Economic Damages at Trial

By Expert ID: 38006, Ph.D. What must a litigator do to ensure that economic damages will be presented effectively at trial? That is a very important question. Consider the following: your case hasn’t settled and you are going to trial. You have retained an...
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Article - EMERGENCY MEDICINE: Recognizing EMTALA Cases (Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act)

Recent stories about the closure of emergency rooms for problems in treating patients have made headlines in the newspapers. As recently as August, federal regulators announced they were pulling the plug on a county hospital, Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital,...
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Article - ENTERTAINMENT: Economic Damage Claims In The Entertainment Industry – Speculative or Beyond a Reasonable Certainty

By Expert ID: 6067, Entertainment Expert The large majority of lawsuits that involve individuals in the entertainment industry revolve around lost wages or fees. The entertainment industry is nothing like the traditional job market. A lawyer, banker, or accountant...
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Article - ONCOLOGY: Opioid Therapy for Chronic Cancer-Related Pain

By Expert ID: 31011, M.D Safe and effective chronic opioid therapy for chronic cancer related pain requires clinical skills and knowledge in both the principles of opioid prescribing and on the assessment and management of risks associated with opioid abuse,...
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Article - ENGINEERING: Defective Construction and the Building Envelope

Wood construction of multi-family, high-density housing became a preferred method of building during the housing boom. Unfortunately, in wet climates insufficient measures were taken to protect the building envelope from weather intrusion, resulting in a high rate of...
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Article - COMPUTERS: Always Analyze an Analytic Analysis

COMPUTERS: Always Analyze an Analytic Analysis A lawyer presented me with the following situation; two doctors in practice together for 15 years terminated their relationship. Each doctor set up his own office. One of the doctors created a new website with a link from...

Article - NEUROPSYCHOLOGY: One Suit Doesn’t Fit All – The Role of Pediatric, Young Adult Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychological Assessments

By Expert ID: 06087, PhD Attorney: “I understand that you tested my client several months ago when she had carbon monoxide poisoning. I see that your report indicated that Maddy suffered from cognitive and emotional symptoms. My law firm is representing Maddy...
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Article - PHARMACOLOGY: Zombie Drugs

A grotesque string of cannibalistic events has catalyzed internet discussions/rumors about a pending “zombie apocalypse”. Within several weeks, horrifying accounts have come from Canada, Florida, Texas, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Maryland. In the past,...
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