The Eastern District of Texas continued in its efforts to compel attorneys to report on all pre-trial jury research including the names of all of the research participants who might otherwise be in the jury pool for the actual trial.Read Full Article >
In its October 20, 2016 decision in Motorola, Inc. v. Murray, 2016 WL 6134870 (D.C. Cir. Oct. 20, 2016), the DC Court of Appeals adopted the almost unanimously followed Daubert standard regarding the admissibility of expert testimony. In fact, all but seven states have adopted Daubert over Frye – the late adopters are New York, Illinois, California, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington – and I suspect that the pressure for them to adopt Daubert and abandon Frye will only increase and lead to a single standard.
The Frye...Read Full Article >
On Wednesday, September 28, former San Diego State University basketball coach Beth Burns was awarded a $3.36 million judgment in her wrongful termination, whistleblower lawsuit against the school. Coach Burns brought the suit in early 2014, alleging that her firing in April 2013 was in retaliation after raising potential Title IX gender equity violations. A five-woman, seven-man jury rendered the verdict after a month of testimony and two days of deliberation.
DOAR provided strategic consulting to Coach Burns and her lawyers at Sanford Heisler and Patterson Law Group during...Read Full Article >