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- GM Faces Lawsuits over Alleged Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Duramax Diesel Emissions Cheating
In May 2017, a class action lawsuit was filed against GM on behalf of drivers of the affected Chevy and GMC diesel trucks. The lawsuit accuses GM of emissions cheating involving GMC and Chevy diesel truck models. The vehicles affected by GM’s alleged emissions cheating include the 2011-2016 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD Duramax diesel and the 2011-2016 GMC Sierra 2500 HD and 3500 HD Duramax diesel models. If you own or lease one of these vehicles, you may qualify to file a lawsuit.
- Use of Force Experts Testify in Police Brutality Cases
Police brutality cases are often experienced when officers are not trained properly, have been subjected to pressure or abuse in their lives or have certain views such as racism or sexism. When these incidents occur, it is generally important to hire an expert witness that is able to explain why they actions occur and how the victim needs compensation to recover.
- Disqualifying an Expert Witness Due to Bias
Expert witnesses are hired to provide details, remove confusion or connect certain evidence and persons to the incident where someone has been wronged or injured. However, sometimes these professionals are disqualified because they have bias with the other party, a conflict of interest or a bias with the case itself.
- Auto Manufacturers Face Emissions Cheating Litigation in the Wake of the VW Dieselgate Scandal
In September 2015, Volkswagen admitted that it had lied to consumers and federal regulators about the performance and emissions levels of its “TDI Clean Diesel” vehicles. Volkswagen agreed to pay as much as $15.3 billion to settle allegations of emissions cheating over the "Dieselgate scandal". In the wake of Dieselgate, other automakers – including Audi, Fiat Chrysler, and General Motors – have faced allegations of emissions cheating in the U.S.
- Expert Witness on Opioid Lawsuits
Opioid usage, abuse and prescription issues have become such a problem that some persons are addicted and may become injured through use and abuse. Because these drugs are both used in the medical world and through illegal personal purchase, many are harmed when the drugs are not consumed properly.
- How to Handle Expert Witness Billing and Retainer Agreements
Agreements are often difficult to handle without the use of a lawyer or other professional to make the paperwork understandable and easier to comprehend. However, billing and retainer agreements have other terms, conditions and stipulations that may require a greater degree of detail and descriptions for those that are not experts in these matters.
- Construction Delays - Are Damages Available?
Construction contracts usually provide a date, materials used, amount needed to finish the project and similar factors that could affect the job. However, when the construction on the building or structure has not been completed as per the contractual obligations, the owner of the land or unfinished production may be entitled to damages.
- How to Effectively Depose an Economic Expert Witness
Economic expert witnesses may be relied upon in a variety of cases. They may help determine the amount of damages that an architectural defect caused, how much income a personal injury victim will suffer because of the injury or devise the lost expected business revenue due to a breach of contract, among many other tasks. For one side to effectively depose the opponent’s economic expert, he or she should consider doing the following,:
- Mandatory Arbitration Clause in a Real Estate Agreement - Should I Sign?
When a person is buying commercial or residential real estate, he or she may sign a lot of papers. Often, the person may not know the substance of every document he or she signs. One such document or provision in a longer agreement that the individual may sign is a mandatory arbitration agreement. This provision can impact important rights of the buyer and seller, so it is important to understand this information before signing.
- The Many Ways a Legal Nurse Consultant Can Serve as an Expert Witness
A legal nurse consultant can help in litigation by serving as an expert witness. In this context, the legal nurse consultant can help analyze and explain information to the jury or trier of fact. Because of their important role, many law firms have a legal nurse consultant on their team. Others may choose to retain the services of a legal nurse consultant on an as-needed basis.