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Maryland high court lifts attorneys’ diligence burden in fraudulent ballistics expert appeals (access required)

Attorneys no longer need to defend their failure to have unmasked Maryland’s former longtime ballistics expert as a fraud in their effort to get their convicted clients a new trial, the state’s top court has ruled.

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Hopkins doctor has expert witness’ liability protection, 4th Circuit holds (access required)

Expert witnesses in civil litigation cannot be sued based on their testimony even if it reflected not their true opinion but what those paying for their court appearance wanted them to say, a divided federal appeals court ruled Friday in ...

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MICHAEL DAVON CHRISTIAN v. STEWART LEVITAS (access required)

Appellant maintains that the court erred in excluding Dr. Klein’s testimony regarding the causal nexus between the injuries sustained and the Property being the source of the lead paint exposure. Appellee responds that Dr. Klein lacked the sufficient factual basis to opine as to either.

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MARTIN McCLAIN A/K/A MARTIN McLAIN v. STATE OF MARYLAND (access required)

1. Did the court abuse its discretion by qualifying a police officer as an expert in CDS identification, packaging, and sales when the officer had undergone no special training in that field and had never testified before as an expert? 2. Did the court plainly err by instructing the jury on “believable doubt” rather than reasonable doubt?

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GENA PEARSON, ET AL. v. THE ESTATE OF ROBERT LEE LYLES, JR., ET AL.

In a medical malpractice case, did the circuit court err in dismissing an informed consent claim based on ambiguity in the allegations? Did the court abuse its discretion by excluding expert testimony for failing to satisfy the causation requirement?

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