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Mar 10, 2020

Domestic Relations: Child Support-Emancipation-Expert Testimony

(1) Where a father challenged a judgment modifying an original dissolution decree, the trial court erred in striking expert testimony on the son’s employability and emancipation, so the appellate court exercised its discretion to render the appropriate judgment, finding that the son was not employable and should not be emancipated for child support purposes. (2) […]

Oct 14, 2019

Insurance: Property Damage-Expert Testimony-Deterioration

Where a homeowner sought coverage for property damage after the brick veneer on an exterior wall of his home collapsed, the grant of summary judgment to the insurer is affirmed because a policy exclusion provides that the policy does not cover losses caused by “wear and tear” and “deterioration,” and the homeowner conceded facts through […]

Jun 24, 2019

Criminal Law: DWI Expert-Testimony-Mental Condition

Where a defendant charged with a DWI as a prior offender challenged the testimony given by a police officer about her intoxication, arguing that a new law prohibited expert opinions about whether the defendant had a mental state or condition that constitutes an element of the crime charged, the term “mental condition”  has not been […]

Jun 10, 2019

Criminal Law: Expert Testimony-Sufficiency Of Evidence

Where a defendant in a drug-trafficking case challenged the admission of testimony from a detective about drug packaging, the district court did not abuse its discretion in allowing the evidence because the detective had the knowledge, skill, experience and training to qualify him as an expert in drug trafficking, and the judgment is affirmed because […]

May 13, 2019

Workers’ Compensation: Permanent Partial Disability-Tinnitus-Expert Testimony

Where an employer challenged an award of permanent partial disability to a worker who suffered from work-related tinnitus, the commission did not err in finding that an audiologist with a doctorate in hearing science was qualified to testify as an expert, and the judgment is affirmed. Judgment is affirmed. Hogenmiller v. Mississippi Lime Company (MLW […]

Mar 18, 2019

Negligence: Personal Injury-Negligent Supervision-Expert Testimony

  Where a veterinary student, who was injured while vaccinating cattle, sued her veterinarian supervisor for negligent supervision, the judgment for the plaintiff is affirmed because the defendant failed to show that expert testimony was necessary to establish the standard of care, and he did not show that the trial court erred in denying his […]

Feb 4, 2019

Criminal Law: Expert Testimony-Notice-Emotional Juror

Where a defendant who was convicted of the receipt of images depicting the sexual exploitation of minors argued that the district court abused its discretion by allowing the government’s expert to testify outside of  the scope of the expert notice, the judgment is affirmed because the testimony was within the scope of the notice, and […]

Oct 31, 2018

Negligence: Medical Malpractice- Expert Testimony- Causation

Where a plaintiff in a medical-malpractice case claimed that defendant anesthesiologists negligently administered an incorrect dose of morphine that caused her to suffer injuries including sleepiness, depression and an inability to bond with her new baby, the judgment is affirmed because the plaintiff was required to produce expert testimony to establish that the alleged overdose […]

Sep 14, 2018

Negligence : Wrongful Death –   Defendant’s Testimony –  Expert Testimony

Shallow v. Follwell (MLW No. 72107/Case No. SC96901 – 12 pages) (Supreme Court of Missouri, Powell, J.; Fischer, C.J., Wilson, Russell, Breckenridge and Stith, JJ., concur; Draper, J., dissents)

Sep 7, 2018

Criminal Law : Expert Testimony – New Standards – Relevance

State ex rel. Kim M. Gardner v. Wright (MLW No. 72035/Case No. ED106935 – 18 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Robert G. Dowd Jr., J.)

Aug 20, 2018

Administrative :  Social Security – Denial Of Benefits – Expert Testimony

Higgins v. Commissioner (MLW No. 71951/Case No. 17-2737 – 7 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Smith, J.)

Jul 27, 2018

Criminal Law :  Expert Testimony – Admission Of Transcripts –  Right To Confrontation

U.S. Montgomery (MLW No. 71898/Case No. 17-1969 – 7 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Loken, J.)

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