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Daubert Digest

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The Fish Daubert Digest summarizes decisions regarding the admissibility of expert testimony. It includes decisions in every area of law, from patent infringement to products liability, and is updated as new decisions are published. Summaries for decisions on patent infringement damages are linked from the Fish & Richardson damages blog.

Name Date Court Area of Law Judge Expert Area of Expertise Grounds Outcome
Mark Barry, M.D. v. Medtronic, Inc. 9/20/2016 E.D. Tex. Patent Infringement Ron Clark Nicholas Godici Patent Practice and Procedure Irrelevant, Cumulative, Improper subject matter Granted
LoggerHead Tools, LLC v. Sears Holdings Corporation and Apex Tool Group, LLC 9/20/2016 N.D. Ill. Patent Infringement John W. Darrah Dr. Frank Fronczak Mechanical Engineering Design Irrelevant, Improper Methodology/Improper Application of Methodology Granted in part, Denied in part
Trinidad v. Moore 9/20/2016 M.D. Al. Torts W. Harold Albritton Jon P. Dillard Automotive Industry Irrelevant, Insufficient Data, Improper Methodology/Improper Application of Methodology Granted in part, Denied in part
Poolworks, Inc. v. Aquafin, Inc. 8/30/2016 D.V.I. Torts, Product Liability Wilma A. Lewis Skip Phillips Pool Construction/Materials Irrelevant, Insufficient Data, Improper Methodology/Improper Application of Methodology Denied
Chong v. STL International, Inc. et al. 8/10/2016 D. Or. Torts, Product Liability Michael H. Simon Neurosurgical Irrelevant, Insufficient Data, Improper Methodology/Improper Granted
Grubbs v. Target 8/8/2016 N.D. Tex. Negligence, Premises Liability Barbara M.G. Lynn Fall Prevention and Premises Safety Irrelevant, Lack of Qualifications, Untimely Disclosure Denied
Caruso v. Bon Secours Charity Health System Inc. at al 8/5/2016 S.D.N.Y. Employment Discrimination Vincent L. Briccetti Psychology Insufficient Data, Improper Methodology/Improper, Failure to Produce Reports Granted
Sting Soccer Operations Group v. J.P. Morgan 8/2/2016 E.D. Tex. Negligence, Breach of Contract, Conversion, Defamation Amos Mazzant Financial, Accounting, Banking, Damages Insufficient Data, Improper Methodology/Improper, Lack of Qualifications, Improper Legal Conclusion Granted in part, Denied in part
In Re: General Motors LLC Ignition Switch Litigation 8/1/2016 S.D.N.Y. Product Liability Jesse M. Furman Vehicle Design, Toxicology, Biomechanics Insufficient Data, Improper Methodology/Improper, Lack of Qualifications, Cumulative Granted in part, Denied in part
Tchatat v. City of New York 7/14/2016 S.D.N.Y. 42 U.S.C. § 1983 prisoner civil rights Gabriel W. Gorenstein Psychiatry Prejudicial, Improper Methodology/Improper Application of Methodology Granted
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The Daubert Standard

In Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 509 U.S. 579 (1993), the Supreme Court announced the standard for determining whether expert testimony meets the requirements of Federal Rule of Evidence 702.

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