Project Description

Metallurgical Expert

for Printer Damages Suit

The need

Attorneys representing an agency for restaurants in its suit against a POS system manufacturer needed a metallurgical expert to make their case. The case alleged that the printers the defendant sold the plaintiff stopped functioning because a switch within the printer corroded. As such, the ideal expert would need to be able to test this theory. Further to the faulty switch claim, the plaintiff alleged that the defendants knew the printers would not work well in a restaurant environment.

Our approach

From conversations with the clients, we understood that the case was going to trial. While they did not require testimony experience, they did want someone who would present well at trial.

The expert

We found an expert who was a metallurgical engineer with over 25 years of experience in product testing and analysis. A Professor in the Mechanical and civil engineering, chemistry and physics departments, his expertise was in the analysis of thermal and mechanical systems. His background included extensive experience with thermal materials, including insulating polymers and high heat capacity alloys used to transmit small amounts of energy. Finally, he had served as an expert witness on numerous product liability cases, been deposed 12 times and testified several times.