AGRICULTURE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Range Management Expert Opines on Accident Caused by Escaped Cattle AGRICULTURE Expert Case

This case involves cattle that got loose and were struck on a roadway in Oklahoma, causing a fatal accident. During the year of the incident in question, the region suffered from a severe drought. The Defendants were responsible for maintaining the fences …

Real Estate Expert Witness Evaluates Impact of Farm Odor on Property Value AGRICULTURE Expert Case

CASE: Powell v. Tosh, 942 F. Supp. 2d 678 (W.D. Ky. 2013) BACKGROUND: Plaintiffs alleged they began suffering from “recurring intolerable noxious odors emanating from the Defendants’ swine waste facilities constituting a nuisance, increasing the prob …

Tractor Manufacturer Fails to Warn of Danger During Maintenance Procedure AGRICULTURE Expert Case

This case takes place in Nebraska and involves an incident in which a piece of farming equipment electrocuted its owner while he was attempting to make repairs. The tractor was fairly new and had been maintained per the manufacturer’s recommendations for  …

Veterinary Medicine Expert Withstands Daubert Challenge AGRICULTURE Expert Case

Veterinary Medicine Expert Withstands Daubert Challenge

CASE: Gunn Hill Dairy Props., LLC v. L.A. Dep’t of Water & Power, 2012 UT App 20 (2012) BACKGROUND: In February 2005, Plaintiffs, a group of present and former owners of dairy farms in Millard County, UT, filed suit against Defendants, who own,  …

Cattle ranch worker suffers severe brain injury AGRICULTURE Expert Case

Cattle ranch worker suffers severe brain injury

This case involves a plaintiff who was working as a ranch hand at a cattle ranch, and also occasionally doubled as the farm’s beekeeping assistant. The ranch’s operation included the breeding of milk cows and rental of beehives; on average, the plaintiff w …

Farm Owners Claim Title to Land by Adverse Possession AGRICULTURE Expert Case

Farm Owners Claim Title to Land by Adverse Possession

 This case involves a farm owner that had a dispute with a neighbor over a strip of land. The western boundary line of the farm was approximately a half mile long and physically defined by a wire fence and hedgerow. The hedgerow had wild shrubs and many t …