In response to a wrongful death lawsuit, which asserted that an inadequate design feature of a coal storage yard at a power plant caused the death of an operator, an Expert ENGINE expert was retained to evaluate the design and operation of the system. By utilizing the expert’s engineering expertise to define good power plant engineering practices, the law firm was able to build a strong defense which resulted in a negotiated settlement of the lawsuit prior to trial.
Expert ENGINE clients report tremendous value in working with our experts to address their diverse needs for expertise. Our experts currently cover over 30,000 areas of expertise, and we are adding new experts and areas every day. Below are examples of the range of both Corporate Success and Legal Success you can achieve by taking the first step of submitting an expert request.
A Helicopter Expert was needed by an Expert ENGINE client for a wrongful death suit involving the death of a deputy sheriff. The chopper he was in hit telephone lines over a river. The Expert ENGINE expert’s examination of the evidence and knowledge of pertinent federal regulations enabled the Expert ENGINE expert to show gross negligence on the part of the pilot.
An Expert ENGINE expert evaluated historical information regarding the management of asbestos containing material in a building with respect to state & federal regulations and general facility operating standards. The analysis showed that the company responsible for the building provided inadequate maintenance of the asbestos containing material. The law firm used those findings to demonstrate a reduction in the building’s sale price for their client.
An Expert ENGINE expert was not only an expert witness but also a fact witness because of his involvement in the development of the prior art. The case settled favorably for our client faster than normal because the expert quickly built a strong case blocking the validity of the plaintiff’s patent on using a single processor for controlling the machine tool and work piece along multiple axes.
The plaintiff was experiencing discoloration of their window extrusions during sunlight exposure and received customer complaints and lost business. They tracked it down to the iron containing pigments that they were purchasing from the defendant. They sued the defendant for damages because the pigments were claimed to be “colorfast”. Our expert report and deposition strengthened the plaintiff’s position and gained a settlement.
Our expert analysts performed the analysis and interpretation of a volume of data to support the defendant’s position that their greige fabrics were not the cause of defective pants. A historical data review of fabrics made by previous greige fabric manufacturers revealed that someone had changed the greige fabric specifications which when processed by down stream operations resulted in a fabric too weak to perform for its intended use.
Our experts provided the technical knowledge needed to show the plaintiffs packaging design claims were superseded by prior art that successfully resolved the inherent thermal incompatibility issues caused by high speed IC devices and chip packaging technology.
Our Research Analysts discovered an article from an obscure journal that helped to demonstrate a pharmaceutical invention existed prior to a patent being issued.
Via thorough prior art research by our Research Analysts expert analysis, we identified a patent on advanced composites in a client’s portfolio that was being infringed by several organizations in a market valued over $ 1 billion.