Some Expert Statements Excluded In Case Alleging Unlawful Arrest

Mealey's (July 17, 2015, 2:26 PM EDT) -- MISSOULA, Mont. — A Montana federal magistrate judge on July 14 ruled that several statements made by a liability expert for a man claiming that he was arrested without probable cause are inadmissible for several reasons, including that they are legal conclusions or they constitute speculation or subjective belief (Anthony Chaney v. Daniel Wadsworth, et al., No. 14-177, D. Mont.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 91897).

(Decision available. Document #30-150814-007Z.)

Probable Cause

In July 2013, Anthony Chaney was arrested for alleged fighting with his brother outside a...
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