Expert Witness Experience
- Served as testifying expert witness for the defense on fiduciary and trust matters in the case of Jo Ann Howard & Associates, P.C., et al v. J. Douglas Cassity, et al, Case No. 4:09CV01252 ERW, US District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern District, a four-week bench trial in equity on remand from the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on appeal of a jury award against defendant successor-in-interest trustee bank on grounds of tort and breach of fiduciary duty in connection with a fraudulent multi-state pre-need funeral contract scheme. Result: earlier nine digit jury award reduced by 75%.
- Served as testifying expert witness for the defense on fiduciary matters in the case of Lindie L. Banks et al v. Northern Trust Corporation, Case No. 16-cv-09141, US District Court, Central District of California. Result: class certification denied and case dismissed on motion for summary judgment.
- Served as testifying expert witness for the defense in Warren v. ACOVA, et al, Court File No. 27-CV-18-3944, Minnesota District Court, Fourth Judicial District, a case involving an individual attorney fiduciary and the partial sale of a privately-held family business for over $1BN. Case is ongoing.
- Serving as expert witness for the defense in one Illinois, one Missouri and three New Jersey state cases involving fiduciary and investment management issues against institutional fiduciaries.