Expert Witness Cases
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No. Civ-12-853-C In the US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, Holly Fisher, Plaintiff v. National Progressive, Best-1 Trucking, Gerardo Bedollar, Vida Corporation, Tuny Hsu, Connie Melody Pan, J. B. Hunt, Inc., JMTT, Inc. I provided expert witness for J. B. Hunt regarding their vetting and using one of their third party carriers that involved an accident. Attorney Christy Comstock of Fayetteville, Ark. This case is ongoing as of October 2014.
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Estate of William Leland Henry, deceased and Linda Kay Henry v. D7L Trucking, Landstar Ranger, et. al. Case No. CV-2011-9748 (JF) Circuit Court of Craighead County, Arkansas Eastern Division. I will be providing expert testimony in this case for Landstar Ranger regarding their vetting and using one of their third party carriers that was involved in an accident. Attorney Jerry Sallings of Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP Little Rock, Ark. 72201. This case is ongoing as of October 2014.
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Cause No. DC-12-06333; Dove Logistics & Transportation v. Landstar Ranger, Inc. et. al, in the 134th Judicial District Court, Dallas, Texas July 29, 2013 Attorney Mr. David C. Myers Jackson Walker, LLP 901 Main Street Suite 6000 Dallas, Texas 75202. I provided expert witness for Defendant, Landstar regarding their decision to outsource to a 3rd party motor carrier freight cargo that was high security risk and they had insured to a high dollar amount.
Issue: The freight was stolen and Landstar became a defendant. Question by Plaintiff, extent of a brokers liability in having selected a carrier that was obviously part of an organized crime ring. This case was settled without a court hearing.  
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QTL Case July 2013 Attorney: Jeffrey A. Ramaley, Zimmer Kunz, PLLC 600 Grant St. Suite 3300, US Steel Tower Pittsburg, Pa 15219 July 11, 2013. I provided expert witness for Defendant, a broker regarding the standards of care in selecting a motor carrier. The case was settled without a court hearing.  
Issue: This case was about the standards and processes used for a broker to engage a motor carrier. There was a death involved and the Plaintiff argued that the broker should have known intimate details about the driver, the equipment, log violations, etc.  
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John J. Jerue Truck Broker, Inc., John J. Jerue Transportation, Inc. Jerue, Inc. Diel-Jerue Inc., Diel-Jerue Logistics, Inc. in the matter of Aleicia Dockery; Alecia Dockery, as Administrator of the Estate of Latoya McKeithan; Michael Dockery and Deangelo McKeithan as Plaintiffs against Jerue and others. Attorney Rob Mosley, Smith Moore Law, June 28, 2013
Issue: The question of liability of a broker after a load has been delivered and an accident with the chosen motor carrier occurs on the next trip leg, which was a dead head back to the original city. This case was settled before going to trial in The General Court of Justice Superior Court Division, Nash County, NC. I testified for Defendant Jerue.
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Billy Johnson and Donna Johnson, Container & Truckload Logistics Inc. and John Martino Plaintiff v. Inland Container Acquisition Co. LLC, Mike Zahara, Does and Roes. I testified for the Plaintiff Inland. Case involved a sale of a business. There was a dispute about non-compete provisions of the sale agreement. Attorney: John Kunimoto, July 2012 District Court Clark County Nevada. Result: Case Settled.
Issue: This case was about an acquisition of a brokerage business and the duty required by agreement by the sellers toward the purchasers. There was some underhanded work that got exposed causing the sellers of the business to forfeit a lot of their sale proceeds.
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Christina Miess v. Port City Trucking, Inc., et al. Attorney: Geoffrey StarksEsq., & Connolly LLP 725 Twelfth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005, May 2011. I testified for the Defendant Mars, who it was alleged did not properly vet their Carrier Port City Trucking. I did a written testimony and the case was settled within a week of my testimony, with a sealed agreement. Federal Court, Eastern District of Missouri result: Case Settled, confidential, 2011.
Issue: It was alleged that a shipper used a carrier that did not have a satisfactory rating and there were multiple deaths. Plaintiff was going after deep pockets. Case turned on good policy of shipper in using no carrier with an unsatisfactory rating, and a good shipper carrier agreement.