Judge: Building Code Expert Can Testify In Action Over Business Addition

Mealey's (July 28, 2015, 4:57 PM EDT) -- PITTSBURGH — A city’s building code expert witness in a dispute over the construction of an addition at a business can offer opinions about her background, building codes in general, how she performs her job in comparison to the city’s code officer and how the property in question compares to similar properties, but she cannot testify about the merits of any alleged equal protection claim or the conscientiousness and reasonableness of the code officer’s actions, a Pennsylvania federal judge held July 24 (Edward L. Flanders Jr....
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