Do "experts", who testify on behalf of a paying client, really testify as to the best outcome, or the best outcome for their client?
WASHINGTON, June 4, 2015 — Host Lisa Ruth will be joined by Communities Digital News investigative reporter Michael Volpe and columnist and lawyer T..J. O’Hara. They will discuss the dangers posed by experts who bring their biases and personal stories to bear when offering testimony that can lead to legal decisions that not only harm but also kill. Caught in the crossfires of these experts are spouses attempting to escape abuse and children who become pawns in spousal warfare.
In his article The unforgiveable betrayals of Dr. Stanton Samenow, Volpe relates the stories of Tommy Moffett, Anette Yunker and Jeff Wine and their interactions with Dr. Samenow. Volpe also spoke to Chris Mackney prior to his suicide. All had interactions with Samenow that they say were filled with lies and errors that damaged their families and children.
Statements by these individuals suggest that Samenow testified not as an unbiased expert, but in favor of the party who paid him a higher fee.
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