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Antiques Expert Witness Opines on Illegal Material Trading MATERIALS Expert Case

This case involves the sale of an antique statue that was allegedly made from walrus ivory. At the time of the sale, the state in which the statue was sold had recently changed the laws banning the sale of ivory items to be inclusive of all forms of ivor …

Forensic Experts Evaluate Faulty Construction Materials MATERIALS Expert Case

Forensic Experts Evaluate Faulty Construction Materials

…  involves a subcontractor that allegedly provided faulty materials and installation services. The plaintiffs were engaged in the …  the steel roofing system. Upon receiving the construction materials, employees of the plaintiff construction company noticed that …

Contractor is Unknowingly Exposed to Toxic Materials MATERIALS Expert Case

Contractor is Unknowingly Exposed to Toxic Materials

…  that were involved in the handling or storage of raw materials, despite their lack of experience or familiarity with the materials involved. The man and his team were tasked with cleaning a wide range …

Metallurgy Expert Witness Testifies on Helicopter Crash MATERIALS Expert Case

Metallurgy Expert Witness Testifies on Helicopter Crash

…  Robertson-Armstrong’s counsel, the company specialized in “materials engineering, mechanical engineering, and forensic chemistry” and had …  who had worked for McSwain since 2006, was trained in materials engineering and specialized in metallurgy. He was also a licensed …

Construction Expert Opines on Granite Installation Techniques MATERIALS Expert Case

…  installed a kitchen in the plaintiff’s home and used materials that the homeowner had purchased in advance, which included various …  issues the homeowner complains of are the result of the materials, which he selected and purchased independently and instructed the …

General Contractor Allegedly Caused Unreasonable Delays and Siphoned Money MATERIALS Expert Case

An Oregon based plaintiff entered into an agreement with defendant general contractor under which defendant agreed to furnish all labor, material, shipping and project management necessary to effectuate the construction of plaintiff’s villa. Plaintiff a …

Homeowner Sues Contractor Over Plumbing Defect MATERIALS Expert Case

Homeowner Sues Contractor Over Plumbing Defect

…  included a 1-year express warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. When the homeowner received a much higher than …

Children Exposed to Asbestos After School Improperly Removes Hazardous Material MATERIALS Expert Case

This case involves several school children who were playing outside a school on the sidewalk. The children discovered a white chalky material that the children assumed was chalk. The children were using the material to draw on the sidewalk. The material ac …

Metallurgy Expert Witness Analyzes Brass Piping MATERIALS Expert Case

Metallurgy Expert Witness Analyzes Brass Piping

This case involves plumbing fittings and their degradation. The plaintiff, a thirty-nine-year-old male, built a new house, with an extensive plumbing system. The fittings used were made of yellow brass, with a zinc content greater than 15%. After six month …