King County Superior Court Motion Calendar with Judge Patrick Oishi
Seattle University School of Law
Fred H. Dore Courtroom
Thursday, September 6, 2012
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
This docket is subject to change if matters are continued or settled. The motion briefs are posted below. Please make sure that you read Judge Oishi's memo regarding courtroom etiquette and protocol prior to attending this hearing.
5:00pm: Motion to Exclude Defendant's Biomechanical Expert Witness at Trial: Arnold v. Demirel, Case No. 10-2-45161-7 KNT
Facts: In November 2009, Plaintiff William Arnold and Defendant Sinan Demirel were involved in a vehicle collision. In response to Defendant's affirmative defenses, Plaintiff filed a Motion for Summary Judgment. Defendant responded with a declaration and report from an expert witness, a biomechanical engineer, who opined that Mr. Arnold could not have sustained injuries as a result of the incident. The Court determined that Mr. Arnold did in fact sustain injuries and entered a partial summary judgment in his favor. Defendant intends to call the engineer to testify at trial.
Motion: Plaintiff moves to exclude the testimony of Defendant's biomechanical engineering witness at trial on the grounds that the witness's testimony is based on unreliable data, that he lacks the medical expertise to provide an opinion about injury causation, and that his testimony is irrelevant.
Facts: In April 2008, Naomi Riddle was involved in a motor vehicle-bicycle incident with John Stauch. Mr. Stauch, the Plaintiff in this matter, filed his complaint with the King County Superior Court in April 2011, naming Naomi Riddle as the only Defendant. In May 2011, service of the summons and complaint was attempted on Defendant Riddle at her home and was given to Ehriz Johnson.
Motion: Defendant brings this Motion for Summary Judgment on the grounds that Plaintiff failed to serve her with a copy of the summons and complaint in the manner and form required by law.
Please do not miss class for this event.
Decorum Memo Regarding Courtroom Etiquette & Protocol