Tag Archives: Expert Testimony

NMCA: Expert failed to establish prima facie case that pharmacy satisfied standard of care

Earlier this month, the New Mexico Court of Appeals issued a decision (Oakey v. May Maple Pharmacy, Inc.) that should be required reading for all lawyers involved in professional negligence cases. The lawsuit alleged that a pharmacy was negligent for … Continue reading

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NM court rejects man’s claim that neighbor’s use of wi-fi and cell phone harmed him

The New Mexico Court of Appeals, in an opinion by Judge Jonathan Sutin, has decided Firstenberg v. Monribot, a case that has generated considerable attention in the news media and on some blogs. See here, here, and here. The plaintiff, Arthur Firstenberg, claims that … Continue reading

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No, police experts can’t testify that a defendant isn’t credible, 10th Circuit says

For your weekend pleasure reading, I recommend the Tenth Circuit’s decision this week in United States v. Hill, a case that raises the question “What were they all thinking?” At Stanley Hill’s trial on criminal charges arising from his alleged involvement in … Continue reading

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It’s not proper to exclude an expert merely because he’s not a specialist, says NM Court of Appeals

In Holzem v. Presbyterian Healthcare Services (July 17, 2013), the Court of Appeals issued a reminder that New Mexico’s standard for the admission of expert testimony is liberal. The fact that a doctor is not a specialist, or have a particular … Continue reading

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Police expert testimony on drug trafficking is not governed by Daubert/Alberico standard

In State v. Rael-Gallegos, the defendant was convicted of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Defendant contended that the cocaine in her possession was for her personal use, not for distribution. At trial, the State presented the expert testimony … Continue reading

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