Judge: Engineer’s Testimony On Cause Of Fire Is Unreliable Due To Lack Of Testing
(October 25, 2016, 1:26 PM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — An electrical engineer’s failure to test his hypothesis for the cause of a fire on a boat, combined with the engineer’s failure to obtain the relevant data, renders his methodology unreliable, a Louisiana federal judge ruled Oct. 20, excluding the testimony (Atlantic Specialty Insurance Co. and Nicholas Chad Gonzalez v. Porter Inc. d/b/a Formula Boats, No. 15-570, E.D. La.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 145415).
(Order and reasons on Little available. Document #30-161111-015R.)
Atlantic Specialty Insurance Co. and Nicholas Chad Gonzalez sued Porter Inc.,...