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Stokes v. Baker

California Court of Appeal
Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Evidence
In a medical malpractice case against an emergency room doctor, held that a statutory requirement addressing the qualification of expert witnesses...
05/30/2019 B279241

US v Carpenter

United States Ninth Circuit
Evidence, Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant was convicted of conspiracy and kidnapping. Defendant tried to seal her pre-trial proffer of proof for a duress defense and sought to...
05/09/2019 17-10498

Weil v. Citizens Telecom Services Co. LLC

United States Ninth Circuit
Evidence, Labor & Employment Law
Revived a manager's claim of discriminatory failure to promote. Held that a coworker's statement he relied upon was not hearsay. Reversed a summary...
04/29/2019 16-35813

Ryan v. Real Estate of the Pacific Inc.

California Court of Appeal
Injury & Tort Law, Evidence, Property Law & Real Estate
Held that homeowners did not need an expert witness to establish the elements of their negligence and other causes of action against a real estate...
02/26/2019 D072724

Meza v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC

Supreme Court of California
Civil Procedure, Evidence
Answered a question certified by the Ninth Circuit regarding hearsay evidence in so-called limited civil cases. Clarified the prerequisites for...
02/15/2019 S242799

Robinson v. Davol Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
Health Law, Product Liability, Evidence
Held that an expert witness's testimony was properly excluded in a product liability case involving a medical device. The expert's novel theory about...
01/22/2019 17-2068

Coleman v. US

United States Fifth Circuit
Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Evidence
Revived an Air Force member's medical malpractice suit against the Department of Veterans Affairs. Held that the district court erred in analyzing...
01/08/2019 17-51135

Kim v. Toyota Motor Corp.

Supreme Court of California
Evidence, Product Liability, Injury & Tort Law
Held that a defendant in a product liability action could introduce industry custom-and-practice evidence. The plaintiff, who alleged that he was...
08/27/2018 S232754

Belfiore-Braman v. Rotenberg

California Court of Appeal
Professional Malpractice, Evidence
Affirmed a finding of no liability for medical malpractice after a jury rejected the plaintiff's claim that her orthopedic surgeon was negligent in...
07/13/2018 D072015

Padda v. Superior Court (GI Excellence, Inc.)

California Court of Appeal
Civil Procedure, Evidence, Labor & Employment Law
Granted a peremptory writ of mandate. In an employment-related contract dispute involving physicians, the trial court should have granted a...
07/06/2018 E070522