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DUI Belch Not Just Hot Air
Volume 6, Issue 4
David J. Rubin, Esq.
Keywords: accuracy of evidence, blood alcohol level, proper procedure
Blaming God for Yates
Volume 6, Issue 1
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: Andrea Yates, depression, psychosis, neonaticide, child murder, insanity defense, forensic evaluation
The Cult of Al-Qaeda?: We Have Encountered the Likes of bin Laden Before
Volume 5, Issue 11
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: cults, terrorists, suicide, mass-homicide
Anxiety Draws Water Guns in Prison: Psychotropic Drugs May Help the Overwhelmed Prisoner
Volume 5, Issue 11
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: alternatives to incarceration, risk assessment, psychiatric evaluation, mental health treatment
Psychiatrist Claims Divorce Is Deadly:Expert Says Distress Made Defendant Vulnerable to Murder Solicitation Entrapment
Volume 5, Issue 9
David J. Rubin, Esq.
Keywords: vulnerabilities to coercion, entrapment, psychiatric evaluation, false confession
Complained, Threatened, Got Suspended:Gun-Toting Stenographer Claims Race, Sex Discrimination
Volume 5, Issue 9
David J. Rubin, Esq.
Keywords: risk assessment, discrimination, workplace violence
Lose Brain, Save Life
Volume 5, Issue 7
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: capital punishment, mitigating evidence, mental retardation, Atkins, death penalty
Bad Bump to Schizophrenia:A Comp Debate
Volume 5, Issue 8
Keywords: worker's compensation, brain injury, mental illness
Court Unhappy with Trigger-Happy Defense:LPTR Syndrome Fails Daubert for Insanity Use
Volume 5, Issue 7
David J. Rubin, Esq. & Andrew Blum, Esq.
Keywords: M'Naughten, Daubert standard, NGRI, insanity defense, criminal responsibility
Father 'Just Blew Mother's Head Off':Son Sues Dad for Emotional Distress
Volume 5, Issue 7
Keywords: PTSD, emotional injury, murder, suicide, familicide
Motel Slick Busted:But No Expert Challenged State's Drug Testing
Volume 5, Issue 7
Jennifer Hettinger, Esq.
Keywords: expert testimony, cross-examination, identification of toxicants
Evil's Draw
Volume 5, Issue 7
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: depravity, Depravity Scale, evil, violence, standardization of courts
Amnesiac Can't Recall an Alibi:Incompetent for Trial if He Can't Recall Exonerating Evidence
Volume 5, Issue 7
David J. Rubin, Esq.
Keywords: competency to stand trial, amnesia, psychiatric evaluation
Not in Report, Not in Court?:Right-Wrong Testimony No Surprise
Volume 5, Issue 6
David J. Rubin, Esq.
Keywords: M'Naghten test, insanity defense, expert testimony, NGRI, depression
Sequestration Cuts DNA Lifeline:Expert Cannot Only Be Helpful
Volume 5, Issue 6
David J. Rubin, Esq.
Keywords: cross-examination, expert testimony, DNA evidence, rape
Experience for Police Drug ID Takes Hit:Recognizing Toluene Not Enough
Volume 5, Issue 6
David J. Rubin, Esq
Keywords: proper handling of evidence, identification of toxicant, biological/behavioral effects of drugs
Why Ask Why?
Volume 5, Issue 4
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: diminished capacity, insanity defense, death penalty evaluations, expert testimony, forensic evaluation, trier of fact
Therapy Recovers; Not for Parents:No Duty to Patient's Folks
Volume 5, Issue 4
Keywords: false memories, competency to testify, sexual abuse, malpractice, negligence
Coal Tar Sticks in Cancer Allegations:Extrapolation Accepted with Proper Methodology
Volume 5, Issue 3
Andrew Blum, Esq.
Keywords: Daubert Standard, Frye Standard, Toxic Torts and Environmental Exposure, Identification of Toxicants, Interpretation of Laboratory Testing, Testing Methodology
The Other Side of Alternatives
Volume 5, Issue 2
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: alternatives to incarceration, mental health treatment, violence, treatment programs
Confessions of the Retarded -Admissible?:Retardation Negates Miranda Waiver
Volume 5, Issue 2
Andrew Blum, Esq.
Keywords: competency to waive Miranda rights, criminal responsibility, ability to form intent, mental retardation, child abuse, sexual abuse, coerced confessions, false confessions, competency to stand trial
As His Work-Life Ends, So Ends Life at Work
Volume 5, Issue 2
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: workplace violence, risk assessment, homicide, mass homicide
Doctor's Amputation Too Painless:Injected Anesthetic Brings Insurance Fraud Claim in Saw Accident
Volume 5, Issue 2
Andrew Blum, Esq.
Keywords: expert testimony, Evidence of Drug & Alcohol Use/Time and Amount of Ingestion, toxicant identification, disability, malpractice
Apnea No ADA Wake Up Call:Policy or Prejudice Behind Construction Worker's Termination?
Volume 5, Issue 1
Andrew Blum, Esq.
Keywords: discrimination, ADA, wrongful termination, disability, sleep disorder
Manic = Ineffective Counsel?:Capital Defense Woes Not Attributable to Illness
Volume 4, Issue 12
Andrew Blum, Esq.
Keywords: bipolar, malpractice, ineffective assistance of counsel, capital punishment, mental illness
After Acquittal, Widowed Husband Misfires:Probable Cause Negates Malicious Prosecution Claim
Volume 4, Issue 12
Andrew Blum, Esq.
Keywords: manner of death, wound analysis, autopsy, independent investigation, suicide
Rohypnol - Invisible Seduction to the Bedroom:Will Testimony of Expert Be Allowed to Get the Conviction?
Volume 4, Issue 11
Callia Piperides, Esq.
Keywords: biological/behavioral effects of drugs, identification of toxicants, admissibility of evidence, Rohypnol, rape
The Lost Generation:Racism Nurtures on the West Bank
Volume 4, Issue 11
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: Overkill, racism, martyrdom, murder, child abuse, extremely emotionally disturbed
Nurse Jurors Talked Too Much:Shared Expertise Prejudices Material Issue
Volume 4, Issue 11
Janine Sagar, Esq.
Keywords: manner of death, voir dire, juror bias, professional opinion
Did Jury Instructions Forget the Insulin?:Too Much Sugar, Wrong Timing of Outburst
Volume 4, Issue 11
Janine Sagar, Esq.
Keywords: involuntary intoxication, hypoglycemia, diabetes, ability to control behavior
That's Not My Hair:Hair Analysis Acceptable Means of Identification
Volume 4, Issue 11
Janine Sagar, Esq.
Keywords: expert testimony, daubert standard, frye standard, criminalistics, hair analysis, wound analysis
Linked Crimes Missing Evidence:Similar Events Need More than Same Modus Operandi for Conviction
Volume 4, Issue 11
Janine Sagar, Esq.
Keywords: wound analysis, admissibility of evidence, expert testimony, Frye standard, Daubert standard
Bad M.D. Record a Sign of Depression?:Resident Can't Be Saved
Volume 4, Issue 11
Janine Sagar, Esq.
Keywords: malpractice, ADA, disability, discrimination, reasonable accommodations, depression, drug overdose
Competency for Execution Doesn't Need a Law:Can a Convicted Killer Survive the Death Penalty?
Volume 4, Issue 10
Janine Sagar, Esq
Keywords: competency to be executed, death penalty, schizophrenia, psychological evaluation
Protecting Privacy, at Workplace Risk:Which Employees Deserve Privacy When the Lives of Others Hang
Volume 4, Issue 10
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: privacy rights, sex offenders, risk assessment
Was Mom's Impatience Manslaughter?:Child's Death Raises Questions of Proximate Cause
Volume 4, Issue 10
Janine Sagar, Esq.
Keywords: expert testimony, child abuse, neglect, emergency care, cause of death
Unusual Insanity Defense Statute Survives Challenge:What Applies for One Crime, Applies for Others?
Volume 4, Issue 10
Janine Sagar, Esq.
Keywords: not guilty be reason of insanity, NGRI, irresistible impulse, M'Naghten test, mens rea, murder
Who's the Boss?
Volume 4, Issue 8
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: Daubert, DNA Testing, scientific standard, forensic expert, Frye
SIDS Not Homicide Because Mom Confessed:Can't Dispense with Corpus Delecti Even If Coroner Says
Volume 4, Issue 8
Jonathan Schiff, Esq.
Keywords: manner of death, death investigation, SIDS, autopsy
DNA Slam Dunk? Defendant Scores Again!
Volume 4, Issue 8
Jonathan Schiff, Esq.
Keywords: DNA, admissible evidence, proper handling of evidence, expert testimony, cross-examination
Street Delinquent to Sex Predator:Transforming by Definition a Street Delinquent Kid into a Violent Sex Predator
Volume 4, Issue 8
Jonathan Schiff, Esq.
Keywords: risk of future dangerousness, ability to be tried as an adult, adolescent behavioral problems, Juvenile offenders
Intoxilyzer Malfunction Mandates New Trial:Evidenting Dominoes -One Down, All Fall
Volume 4, Issue 8
Jonathan Schiff, Esq.
Keywords: Frye standard, Daubert standard, blood alcohol level, police custody
No Doctors - I'm Disabled!:Does Mandated Evaluation Violate ADA?
Volume 4, Issue 7
Jonathan Schiff, Esq.
Keywords: Discrimination, paranoid beliefs, shift in behavior, fitness for duty, ADA
Dead Baby Diagnosis Valid?:Methods for Determination Attacked
Volume 4, Issue 7
Jonathan Schiff, Esq.
Keywords: shaken baby syndrome, manner of death, capacity to form intent, pattern of injury
Chasing Elians
Volume 4, Issue 6
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: Elian Gonzalez, psychological examination, best interest of child, brainwashing, kidnapping,
Polysubstance Dependence = Mental Illness?:Acquittee Release Thwarted by Court's Designation
Volume 4, Issue 6
Jonathan Schiff, Esq.
Keywords: Not guilty by reason of insanity, NGRI, Polysubstance Dependence, Antisocial Personality Disorder, conditional release
Dyslexia a Disability, but Training Enough:Hi-Tech Employee's Discrimination Case Sputters
Volume 4, Issue 6
Jonathan Schiff, Esq.
Keywords: Dyslexia, Hostile workplace, Discrimination, Department of Justice, disability, neuropsychological evaluation
Snarling to Prison Psychologist Tests Privilege:Were Judge, FBI Agent in Danger?
Volume 4, Issue 6
Jonathan Schiff, Esq.
Keywords: Psychologist patient privilege, duty to warn, confidentiality
Court Saves Abel from Cain in Tax Rap:No Severing Based on Psych Past
Volume 4, Issue 6
Jonathan Schiff, Esq.
Keywords: white collar crime, capacity to form intent, insanity defense, Mental illness, mens rea
Suicide by Watch
Volume 4, Issue 5
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: Suicide, prison security, mental health treatment, mental illness
No Testing, but Civil Lawyer Vindicated:Accident Victim Claimed Head Injury
Volume 4, Issue 5
Jonathan Schiff, Esq.
Keywords: Malpractice, brain injury, neuropsychological evaluation
How Disabled? How Long? How to Tell?:Court Tackles Treatment as Alimony Condition
Volume 4, Issue 5
Jonathan Schiff, Esq.
Keywords: competency to refuse/accept treatment, divorce, depression, mental illness
Experts Can Only Munch About Why Limits on Role in Munchausen-by-Proxy Cases
Volume 4, Issue 4
Jonathan Schiff, Esq.
Keywords: Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, MSBP, Hare Psychopathy Checklist, collateral information, diagnoses of stigma
Vulnerable Victim Evals Clear Credibility:Bar Patients Incapacitated by Definition?
Volume 4, Issue 4
Ariadne M. FitzGerald, Esq.
Keywords: aggravating factors, competency to consent, competency to refuse/consent to treatment, professional relationship, patient psychologist relationship, involuntary hospitalization
Involuntary Intoxication:A Matter of Right from Wrong Protections Seen in Following Doctor's Orders
Volume 4, Issue 4
Ariadne M. FitzGerald, Esq.
Keywords: voluntary hospitalization, involuntary intoxication , substance-induced behavior, biological/behavioral effects of medication
Plea Competency Brings Colloquy Under Scrutiny
Volume 4, Issue 4
Jonathan Schiff, Esq.
Keywords: competency to plead, biological/behavioral effects of medication, suicide
Who Did It?:Multiple Identities of the Same Man Shift Blame
Volume 4, Issue 3
Jonathan Schiff, Esq.
Keywords: dissociative identity disorder, DID, sexual offender treatment, insanity defense, criminal responsibility
Y2Kaboom - The Day After: Cases Pose Unique Challenges for Both Sides
Volume 3, Issue 12
Jonathan Schiff, Esq. & Melinda Madison, Esq.
Keywords: millennial apocalypse, Doomsday cults, terrorists, poison, biological attacks, Y2K
Gag Odor
Volume 3, Issue 12
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: attorney-client privilege, media coverage, professional ethics
Assistance, Decisions, Motivation...:New Factors Underlined for Trial Fitness
Volume 3, Issue 12
Ariadne M. FitzGerald, Esq.
Keywords: competency to stand trial, conflicting expert opinions, schizophrenia, medication
Bullied Plea Has No Personality:Defendant Invoked Dependence
Volume 3, Issue 12
Ariadne M. FitzGerald, Esq.
Keywords: competency to plead guilty, personality disorder
State's Intent Ploy Survives Appeal:Witness Attack on Psychiatry Also Challenged
Volume 3, Issue 12
Ariadne M. FitzGerald, Esq.
Keywords: expert opinion, expert testimony, ability to form intent, diminished capacity
Furrow: Taking Race Murder to Trial
Volume 3, Issue 12
Keywords: White supremacy, Buford Furrow Jr., NGRI, Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, Death Penalty, mitigating factors, aggravating factors
Y2 Kaboom: Doomsday a Prophecy, or a Plan?
Volume 3, Issue 11
Jonathan Schiff, Esq. & Melinda Madison, Esq.
Keywords: millennial apocalypse, Doomsday cults, terrorists, poison, Y2K
Community Service: Alternative Only?
Volume 3, Issue 11
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: alternatives to incarceration, Community service, prison overcrowding
A Stab at Insanity
Volume 3, Issue 11
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: insanity defense, psychological evaluation, psychosis, wound analysis
The Abuse Checklist:Court Accommodates State's Strategy
Volume 3, Issue 11
Jonathan Schiff, Esq.
Keywords: admissibility of evidence, Expert testimony, Frye standard, Daubert Standard
Expert's Dementia, Attorney's Problem:Trial Testimony Draws Ineffective Assistance Claim
Volume 3, Issue 11
Ariadne M. FitzGerald, Esq.
Keywords: temporary psychotic episode, biological/behavioral effects of medication, expert testimony, professional ethics
Patient's Drawings Flap in Court:Neuropsych Testing Sought to Compare Defendant
Volume 3, Issue 11
Jonathan Schiff, Esq.
Keywords: brain damage, neuropsychological testing, test interpretation, standardized testing
Buford, Race Murder, and Insanity
Volume 3, Issue 11
Keywords: White supremacy, Buford Furrow Jr., NGRI, Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, Death Penalty
Angsters, Pranksters, and Gangsters: Each Emerging as Internet Virus Spreaders
Volume 3, Issue 10
Jonathan Schiff, Esq.
Keywords: Cyber Crime, hacking, computer virus, criminal intent, cyber terrorism
Call Me When You Do Remember
Volume 3, Issue 10
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: psychiatric examination, dissociative amnesia, multiple personality, psychosis, forensic evaluation, criminal responsibility
Daubert Hears Voice Analysis:Spectrography Slips Admissibility Attack
Volume 3, Issue 10
Ariadne M. FitzGerald, Esq.
Keywords: Daubert standard, Frye standard, admissibility of evidence, scientific evidence
A Release Worth Remembering:Head Injured Defendant Permanently Incompetent
Volume 3, Issue 10
Ariadne M. FitzGerald, Esq.
Keywords: competency to stand trial, malingering, brain injury, amnesia, competency
Infanticide as SIDS Part 02
Volume 3, Issue 10
Keywords: Infanticide, Sudden infant death syndrome, SIDS, confession, Munchausen-by-proxy, defendant testimony, forensic testimony
Internet Virus Spreaders: Tracking and Sentencing a Mystery
Volume 3, Issue 9
Jonathan Schiff, Esq.
Keywords: Cyber Crime, hacking, computer virus, criminal intent
Shoulda Had a V-8
Volume 3, Issue 9
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: Drug use, alcohol use, violence
Bad Testing+ Bad Breath= DWI:Breathalyzer, Nystagmus Get Courts Eyes Moving
Volume 3, Issue 9
Marc Sperber, Esq.
Keywords: Blood Alcohol level, reliability of instruments, police custody
Infanticide as SIDS
Volume 3, Issue 9
Keywords: Infanticide, Ronald Shanabarger, sudden infant death syndrome, SIDS, inherited disease, Autopsy, suffocation, shaken baby syndrome, death scene investigation, death investigation
Sue Me
Volume 3, Issue 8
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: malpractice, civil litigation, not guilty by reason of insanity, NGRI, mental health treatment
Rejection Fails to Bridge Defense:Racism, India, Islam the Emphasis in Love Death
Volume 3, Issue 8
David Hassenstab, Esq.
Keywords: cultural differences, criminal responsibility, ability to form intent, murder
Court Shows Flight Response to Expert's Testimony:Only Showed Impact on Shooter's Judgment
Volume 3, Issue 8
Ariadne M FitzGerald, Esq.
Keywords: ability to be tried as an adult, fight or flight response, juvenile offenders
Forgotten Crime Doesn't Pay:Competency Challenge of Old Recall Fades
Volume 3, Issue 8
Melinda Madison, Esq.
Keywords: competency to stand trial, memory loss, malingering, white collar crime
Indifference Turns on Intent:Inmate's Restraint a Matter of Discretion
Volume 3, Issue 8
David Hassenstab, Esq.
Keywords: Biological/behavioral effects of drugs, suicide, mental health treatment, medication
Testing for the Right Stuff
Volume 3, Issue 7
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: psychological testing, personality assessment, MMPI-2
No Sex Conviction, No Risk Prediction:Despite History, Kidnapping No Upward Departure
Volume 3, Issue 7
David Eisenberg, Esq.
Keywords: risk of future dangerousness, sentencing recommendations, rape, unlawful imprisonment, sex offender
Sex Grooming No Science, but a Technique:Lower Standard Admits Testimony
Volume 3, Issue 7
Jonathan Schiff, Esq.
Keywords: criminal intent, expert testimony, Frye standard, Daubert Standard, sex offender, sexual abuse
Battered Woman's Confession May Be Sheltered:Expert Testimony for Suppression Allowed
Volume 3, Issue 7
David Hassenstab, Esq.
Keywords: domestic violence, false confession, coerced confession, battered woman’s syndrome
Sentencing/Alternatives to Incarceration:Moral Therapy Needs a Crime Violent Recidivist Whacks Release Conditions
Volume 3, Issue 7
David Eisenberg, Esq.
Keywords: amenability to treatment, sentencing recommendations, assault, upward departure in sentencing
Ineffective Scrutiny of Doctor's Past?:Caveat Emptor for Expert Shoppers
Volume 3, Issue 7
David Hassenstab. Esq.
Keywords: ability to form intent, extreme emotional disturbance, cross-examination, murder, extreme emotional disturbance, professional ethics
Defining Evil: A Depravity Scale for Today's Courts
Volume 3, Issue 6
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: Depravity Scale, evil, standardization of courts, depravity, objectivity
Voyeurs Watching Sex Offenders
Volume 3, Issue 6
Micahel Welner, M.D.
Keywords: sex offenders, Megan's Law, voyeurism, exhibitionism, pedophilia, incest, rape, Rohypnol
Which Personality Proceeds Pro Se:Defendant Uses Own Counsel to Hasten Death
Volume 3, Issue 6
David Hassenstab, Esq.
Keywords: criminal responsibility, dissociative identity disorder, competency to plead guilty, competency to waive counsel, pro se
Prosecutor Reversed After Shrink Shredding:Masterpiece of Misconduct Dumps Verdict
Volume 3, Issue 6
Marc Sperber, Esq.
Keywords: expert testimony, cross-examination, defense of diagnosis, mental illness, schizophrenia
Trespassing - Did Peeping Gratify?:Bathroom Looker Needs More for Lewdness
Volume 3, Issue 6
Ariadne M. FitzGerald, Esq.
Keywords: capacity to form intent, voyeurism, impulse control
Insanity Defense Rattles Skeletons in Murderer's Closet:Dishonest Past Foils Plea in Dad's Death
Volume 3, Issue 6
Ariadne M. FitzGerald, Esq.
Keywords: malingering, insanity defense, criminal responsibility, appreciate the wrongfulness, burden of proof
Analyze This? You Analyze This!
Volume 3, Issue 5
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: deression, violence, therapy, mental health treatment, psychopath
Polygraph, Plethysmograph Upheld for Monitoring:Reasonable Tools for Porn Purveyors Probation
Volume 3, Issue 5
Linda Sideri, Esq.
Keywords: penile plethysmograph, polygraph, child pornography, risk of dangerousness
Insider Relationship Makes Everyone Ineffective:Preparation More into Recruiting Cases
Volume 3, Issue 5
John F. Renner, Esq.
Keywords: forensic examination, expert testimony, capital punishment, mitigating evidence, aggravating factors
Mother's Love Never Dies:Next Friend Status Allows Appeal
Volume 3, Issue 5
Marc Sperber, Esq.
Keywords: Pro Se, competency to be executed, murder, mental illness
Misfire Heard Round the Schoolyard: Gun Threat Turfs to Adult Court
Volume 3, Issue 5
John F. Renner, Esq.
Keywords: ability to be tried as an adult, amenability to treatment, ability to form intent, juvenile offenders
Violence and Mental Illness: Quandary or Zealotry?
Volume 3, Issue 4
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: mental illness, violence, forensic mental health, alternatives to incarceration, risk assessment, insanity defense, forensic hospitals
Enough for Vietnamese, Not Georgia:Words as Abuse No Battered Person Fit
Volume 3, Issue 4
Jonathan Schiff, Esq.
Keywords: verbal abuse, emotional abuse, battered woman's syndrome, cultural differences
Same House Not Close Enough:Fear of Abuse Only Dooms Battered Person Defense
Volume 3 , Issue 4
Jonathan Schiff, Esq.
Keywords: battered woman’s syndrome, abuse, pattern of violence, expert testimony
What Fear Is Reasonable in Low IQ Teens?:Expert Input Allowed in Self-Defense
Volume 3, Issue 4
David Eisenberg, Esq.
Keywords: mental retardation, impulse control, perception of events, self-defense
Family Input Buried in Past:Abuse Not Relevant to Premeditation
Volume 3, Issue 4
Marc Sperber, Esq.
Keywords: expert testimony, child abuse, intent, impulse control, lay testimony
Was She Too Sensitive to Touch?:Character Spared, Victim's Past Abuse Admissible
Volume 3, Issue 4
David Eisenberg, Esq.
Keywords: expert testimony, sexual abuse, child abuse, interviewing child witnesses
Where Should Grey Wolves Roam?
Volume 3, Issue 3
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: geriatric ofenders, elderly defendants, sentencing standards, correctional alternatives,
Carefully, Court Limits Procreation of Abuser:Father Struck Out in Drugs, Anger
Volume 3, Issue 3
Jonathan Schiff, Esq.
Keywords: child abuse, domestic violence, drug treatment, anger management, probation restrictions
Psychologist Passes After Fun with Numbers:Testing Practice Drew Board's Discipline
Volume 3, Issue 3
Marc Sperber, Esq.
Keywords: fitness for duty, psychological evaluation, MMPI-2, professional ethic’s board
Knowing Why to Say No:Decisional Capacity of Rape Victim at Issue
Volume 3, Issue 3
David Eisenberg, Esq.
Keywords: capacity to consent, mentally incapable, mental retardation, rape
Failure to Communicate Brings Reversal:Client Wanted NGRI Defense
Volume 3, Issue 3
Marc Sperber, Esq.
Keywords: NGRI, not guilty by reason of insanity, competence to stand trial, competence to waive counsel
Ineffective Assistance- of Psychologist?:Access to Exam Is Enough
Volume 3, Issue 2
Keywords: competency to stand trial, forensic evaluation, murder, psychological evaluation, death penalty, biological/behavioral effects of drugs
You Should See the Other Guy:Bid to Examine Co-Conspirator Fails
Volume 3, Issue 2
Keywords: psychiatric evaluation, antisocial personality disorder, expert testimony
Borrowing No Excuse for Abuse:Even a Mother-in-Law Can Be Vulnerable
Volume 3, Issue 2
Keywords: denial of essential services, competency to invest, elder abuse
Calming the Enemy of the State
Volume 3, Issue 1
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: domestic homicide, school homicide, political homicide, schizophrenia
Dr. Jekyll, Daddy, Hide: Abuser's Children Could Not Consent
Volume 3, Issue 1
Keywords: capacity to consent, sentencing, sexual abuse, domestic violence, incest
Not Enough Mitigation. Lawyer's Fault?:Performance and Prejudice Needed for Ineffectiveness Claim
Volume 3, Issue 1
Keywords: capital punishment, sentencing phase, mitigating evidence, aggravating factors, ineffective assistance of counsel
Whodunit?:Barred Evidence Created Doubt
Volume 3, Issue 1
Keywords: manner of death, psychological autopsy, side effects of medication, suicide, psychiatric treatment
One Scintilla Does Not a Diagnosis Make: Despite History, Irresistible Impulse Bid Falls Short
Volume 3, Issue 1
Keywords: NGRI, irresistible impulse, M'Naghten test, rape
Stand by Your Man - Not!:Dependent Personality Too Weak to Mitigate
Volume 3, Issue 1
Keywords: capital sentencing, mitigating evidence, aggravating factors, ability to form intent, intellectual capacity
Mike Tyson's Occupational Therapy
Volume 2, Issue 12
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: full-contact sport, Mike Tyson, psychological examinations, mental health screening, psychological testing
Downward Bid Crashes for Internet Porn Devotee: Compulsive Must or Impulsive Lust?
Volume 2, Issue 12
Keywords: departure from sentencing, cyber crime, diminished capacity, mitigating factors, child pornography, impulse control, sex offender
Jury Had to Watch Oliver Stone:OK to Share Inspiration of Natural Born Killer
Volume 2, Issue 12
Keywords: risk of dangerousness, influence of media violence, capital sentencing, crime spree, murder
Guilty but Mentally Ill Brings Sentence Reduction:Court Offers Guiding Factors for Mitigation
Volume 2, Issue 12
Keywords: NGRI, not guilty by reason of insanity, mitigating factors, guilty but mentally ill, diminished capacity, sentence reduction
A Good Smack
Volume 2, Issue 11
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: child abuse, physical abuse, psycholigical abuse, emotional abuse, discipline, mental health treatment
More Time for Heinous Crime:Upward Departure Upheld
Volume 2, Issue 11
Keywords: departure from sentencing, unusually cruel and degrading crime, competency to plead, heinous, depraved
Rethinking Criminal Motherhood
Volume 2, Issue 10
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: female psychopath, crime spree, murder, female prisoners
Courtroom Trauma:PTSD Victim Stalls Speedy Trial
Volume 2, Issue 10
Keywords: ability to testify, emotional injury, emotional distress, differential diagnosis, PTSD
Stroke of Theft:Alleged Shoplifter Raises Neurological Defense
Volume 2, Issue 10
Keywords: ability to form intent, diminished capacity, criminal responsibility, transient ischemic attack, mental disease or defect
Stalker Ever After:Hinckley Release Petition Denied
Volume 1, Issue 10
Keywords: conditional release, assessment of risk, stalking, mental illness
Never Say Never Competent:Murder Charges Dropped, Brain Injured Killer Slips Free
Volume 1, Issue 10
Keywords: competency to stand trial, murder, Guardianship
In Death Do We Part
Volume 2, Issue 9
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: schizophrenia, mental illness, mental health treatment, antipsychotic drugs
NGRI - Shuffled by Justice?: Judge Disregards Weighty Psych Testimony
Volume 2, Issue 9
Keywords: NGRI, conditional release, burden of proof, expert testimony, risk of dangerousness
Can This Murderer Be Saved?:Continuing Danger, Future Rehabilitation at Issue
Volume 2, Issue 9
Keywords: capital sentencing, aggravating factors, rehabilitation, assessment of dangerousness
Transsexual Healing - Correctional?
Volume 2, Issue 9
Keywords: failure to provide treatment, deliberate indifference, unequal medical treatment, Bureau of Prisons, transsexual
No Nemesis for Inebriated Gunman:Hypothetical Testimony Held Misleading
Volume 2, Issue 9
Keywords: capital punishment, mitigating factors, aggravating factors, voluntary intoxication, diminished capacity, ability to form intent, substance-induced actions
Disarming Junior
Volume 2, Issue 8
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: mass homicide, child murderers, effects of TV, juvenile offenders
Doctor's Touch Not Too Much: Therapy Troublesome, Not Outrageous
Volume 2, Issue 8
Keywords: malpractice, emotional injury, battery, patient-psychiatrist relationship, professional boundaries
Prescription for Indifference:Care of Suicidal Inmate Cited
Volume 2, Issue 8
Keywords: malpractice, negligence, risk of serious harm, risk of injury to self, Suicide, depression
Masturbating Minister Denied Relief: No Absolute Privacy to Bathroom Stall
Volume 2, Issue 8
Keywords: emotional injury, invasion of privacy, defamation of character, litigation
M.D. Witness Too Specialized?:Defendant Letterhead Qualifies Plaintiff Expert
Volume 2, Issue 8
Keywords: medical malpractice, negligence, area of specialty, expert testimony
Loud Rap for Lush Cop:Publicity for Alcohol Suspension Upheld
Volume 2, Issue 8
Keywords: fitness for duty, emotional distress, defamation, intrusion of seclusion, emotional injury
Gatekeepers for Guardianship
Volume 2, Issue 7
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: Guardian referrals, patient advocates, needs of the elderly
AIDS Via Sex Via Depression Via?: Contributory Negligence Thwarts Malpractice Claim
Volume 2, Issue 7
Keywords: Malpractice, negligence, contributory negligence, psychiatric counseling, HIV, drug and alcohol abuse
Embezzler's Depression No Reason for Departure: Impulse, Anxiety Problems Not Diminished Capacity
Volume 2, Issue 7
Keywords: diminished capacity, departure from sentencing, embezzlement, defects of reasoning, depression, mental illness
Victim Fear Evidence OK, but Conviction Reversed: Ghosts of Stuart Were Prejudicial Testimony
Volume 2, Issue 7
Keywords: death investigation, manner of death, psychological autopsy, strangulation, staged crime scene
Hire My Patient
Volume 2, Issue 6
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: psychotropics, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, Americans with Disabilities Act, mental health treatment
Same Sex, Same Harassment
Volume 2, Issue 6
Keywords: workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, same-sex sexual harassment
Seeing Is Believing Refusing Patient
Volume 2, Issue 6
Keywords: competency to refuse treatment, involuntary hospitalization, forced medication, schizophrenia
Confession Willing, Condition Able
Volume 2, Issue 6
Keywords: coerced confession, false confession, duty to inform, patient-psychiatrist privilege
Charting an Essential Function for MD
Volume 2, Issue 6
Keywords: wrongful termination, disability, Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations, differential diagnosis
MD Had Duty to Protect Felled RN
Volume 2, Issue 6
Keywords: Negligence, involuntary commitment, standard of care, duty of care to protect
Would You Trust This Patient?
Volume 2, Issue 6
Keywords: duty to warn, duty to protect, ability to testify, emotional injury
Wolves in the Henhouse: Hospitals After Henricks
Volume 2, Issue 5
Michael Jonathan Grinfeld, Esq.
Keywords: sexually violent predators, SVP, sex offenders, civil commitment, Kansas v. Hendricks, sex offender treatment
Access All Areas
Volume 2, Issue 5
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: forensic consultant, harassment, discrimination, civil litigation,
Predatory on Web, Molester Tangled
Volume 2, Issue 5
Keywords: Risk of dangerousness, pedophilia, cyber-crime, child pornography, sex offenders
Mentally Barred
Volume 2, Issue 5
Keywords: Fitness for duty, reasonable accommodations, disability, obsessive compulsive disorder, mental illness
Whatever the Diagnosis Patient Doesn't Mix
Volume 2, Issue 5
Keywords: Workman's compensation, disability, psychological distress, mental illness, anxiety disorder
No Liability After Disabled Son's Tilt
Volume 2, Issue 5
Keywords: emotional injury, negligence, developmentally disabled
Filthy, Inappropriate . . . Competent
Volume 2, Issue 5
Keywords: competency to stand trial, forensic evaluation, appropriate courtroom behavior, rape
Death Deserved? Guilt Preserved
Volume 2, Issue 5
Keywords: diminished capacity, criminal responsibility, domestic violence, Murder
American Bomber: Traveling the Road to Destruction
Volume 2, Issue 4
Michael Welner, M.D. & Jane Auch
Keywords: serial bombing, bomber, terrorists, domestic terrorism
The Treatment Channel
Volume 2, Issue 4
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: inpatient treatment, mental health treatment, psychiatric hospital, effects of TV, treatment plans
Examiner May Reveal Boyfriend's Dishonors
Volume 2, Issue 4
Keywords: child custody, custody recommendations, court ordered investigation, summary judgement
Listen to Your Mother!
Volume 2, Issue 4
Keywords: false confession, coerced confession, expert testimony, murder
Does Scary Cellmate Warrant Transfer?
Volume 2, Issue 4
Keywords: Negligence, duty to protect, Pro Se, medication, deliberate indifference
Civil Search May Yield Criminal Gold
Volume 2, Issue 4
Keywords: substance-induced actions, biological/behavioral effects of drugs, identification of toxicants
Blaming the Victim?
Volume 2, issue 4
Keywords: malpractice, negligence, deviation from the standard of care, depression, voluntary hospitalization, suicide
Reflex Reaction: Testimony Nixed
Volume 2, Issue 4
Keywords: Criminal responsibility, involuntary action, domestic violence, self-defense, expert testimony
Pill Poisoned?: The Seasoning of Medication Defenses
Volume 2, Issue 3
Michael Welner, M.D. & Michael J. Grinfeld, Esq.
Keywords: prescription medication, antidepressant, suicide, mass-homicide, civil litigation, SSRI, selective serotonergic reuptake inhibator
Fallen
Volume 2, Issue 3
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, domestic terrorism, competent to stand trial, schizophrenia, death penalty, forensicevaluation
Enough Testing for Indigent:
Volume 2, Issue 3
Keywords: CAT scan, competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility
Road Rage Hit and Run Was Malice
Volume 2, Issue 3
Keywords: criminal responsibility, diminished capacity, road rage, extreme emotional disturbance
Personality Squeezed from Duress Defense
Volume 2, Issue 3
Keywords: Duress, criminal responsibility, robbery, expert testimony
Bad Acne: Guilty Defendant May Bring Med Mal
Volume 2, Issue 3
Keywords: malpractice, negligence, biological/behavioral interactions of drugs/medication
Witness for False Confession No Expert
Volume 3, Issue 3
Keywords: sexual abuse, child abuse, false confession
Voyage of the Damned: When Insanity Traps Acquitees
Volume 2, Issue 2
Michael Welner, M.D. & Joyce LaVacca, Esq.
Keywords: Not Guilty be Reason of Insanity, NGRI, forensic hospital, criminal responsibility, forensic evaluation
Third World Court
Volume 2, Issue 2
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: workers' compensation, psychological injury, civil litigation, mental health, emotional injury,
The Dog Ate My Integrity
Volume 3, Issue 2
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: expert witness testimony, bias opinion, professional ethics, objectivity, forensic consultant
Did Eighteen Years of Valium Cause Death?: Diabetes Claimed Depressed Patient
Volume 2, Issue 2
Keywords: medical malpractice, wrongful death, biological/behavioral effects of drugs, depression
Bipolar History No Alimony Bonus: Skeptical Court Looks for Support Plan
Volume 2, Issue 2
Keywords: assessment of need, emotional injury, manic depression, divorce
Will Jealous Heat Mitigate Death Penalty?: Gruesome Torture of Houseguest
Volume 2, Issue 2
Keywords: capital punishment, heinous, atrocious, cruel, mitigating evidence, aggravating factors, depravity scale
Hired Gun: Does Money or Bias Taint Your Expert?
Volume 2, Issue 1
Michael Welner, M.D. & Elizabeth Delfs, Esq.
Keywords: expert witness testimony, bias opinion, professional ethics, objectivity, forensic consultant
Unabomber's Next Victim: Psychiatry
Volume 2, Issue 1
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: psychiatric defense, insanity defense, Ted Kaczynski, expert testimony, Unabomber
Trapped by Rape Shield: Accused Dad Tries to Smear Daughter
Volume 2, Issue 1
Keywords: domestic violence, sexual abuse, physical abuse, psychological abuse, incest, Rape Shield Laws
Changed Corpse Brings Tort After Death: Horrified Family Pushes Novel Suit
Voleme 2, Issue 1
Keywords: emotional injury, accidental suicide, body harvesting, litigation, emotional trauma
Claim Labels Docs Smooth Operators: Did Staff Cajole Patient Into Longer Hospital Stay?
Volume 2, Issue 1
Keywords: involuntary commitment, voluntary commitment, fraud, addiction treatment
Rape Shield Protects Asphyxiated Male: Past Sex, Prostitution History Hidden
Volume 2, Issue 1
Keywords: Rape shield laws, cause of injury, accidental death, asphyxiation, murder
See the Judge Before the Doctor: No Exam Without Due Process
Volume 2, Issue 1
Keywords: Involuntary commitment, competency to accept/reject treatment, psychiatric evaluation
Unconscious as a Matter of Law?: Intoxication of Teen Prevents Consent
Volume 2, Issue 1
Keywords: rape, involuntary intoxication, drug interaction, biological/behavioral effects of drugs, competency to consent
But I'd Make a Great Lawyer!: High School Grad Competent to Argue Own Case
Volume 2, Issue 1
Keywords: Pro Se, competency to waive counsel, murder, repeat offender
Neonaticide: Immaculate Misconception?
Volume 1, Issue 12
Michael Welner, M.D. & Elizabeth Delfs, Esq.
Keywords: neonaticide, child murder, death investigation, criminal responsibility
Grossly Unequal Protection
Volume 1, Issue 12
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: Mental Health Procedures Act, Allen vs. Montgomery Hospital, mental health treatment, mental illness
Diagnosis No Retardation to Death Penalty: Court Upholds Despite EQ Scores
Volume 1, Issue 12
Keywords: Capital punishment, mental retardation, mitigating evidence, aggravating factors
Bad Trip -No Medicine in Marijuana Stash: Migraine Patient Claimed Medical Necessity
volume 1, Issue 12
Keywords: biological/behavioral effects of drugs, alternative medicine, drug interactions
Not Too Drugged to Just Say No: Intent Defense Falls Short
Volume 1, Issue 12
Keywords: capacity to inform consent, drug-induced behavior, biological/behavioral effects of drugs
Expert Treads on Fact Finder's Turf: Diagnosis Clipped from Duress Defense
Volume 1, Issue 12
Keywords: capacity to form intent, duress, multiple personality disorder, expert testimony
Negligent Enough?: Posey Hanging Sparks Constitutional Debate
Volume 1, Issue 12
Keywords: gross negligence, malpractice, brain damage, mental retardation,
Rapist in a Glass?:The Big Picture of the Rohypnol Wars.
Volume 1, Issue 11
Michael Welner, M.D. & Elizabeth Delfs, Esq.
Keywords: Drug facilitated sex assault, rape, Rohypnol, date-rape drug
Who's Your Psychiatric Proxy?
Volume 1, Issue 11
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: mental health treatment, informed consent, refuse treatment, mental illness
Expert's Name Dropping Not Welcome: Conviction Upheld Despite Testimony
Volume 1, Issue 11
Keywords: consultation, peer review, expert testimony, cause of death, medical examiner, murder
Portrait of a High Risk Recidivist: Court - Dangerousness Our Decision, Not Expert's
Volume 1, Issue 11
Keywords: sexual predator, risk of reoffense, sex offender, Megan's Law, Tier system
Wheelchair Weapon Makes Hospital Liable: Duty to Control the Dangerous
Volume 1, Issue 11
Keywords: Sovereign immunity, negligence, litigation, duty to protect, involuntary commitment
Bogus Waterworks Sinks Defendant: Coercing Children's Urine Is Endangerment
Volume 1, Issue 11
Keywords: drug testing, mental health, harm to children, criminal behavior
So Why Don't You Visit?: Court Helps Daughter Overcome Stepfather's Block
Volume 1, Issue 11
Keywords: capacity to give informed consent, parental rights, Alzheimer's Disease, family court, visitation rights
Police Can Be Incited to Violence: Profanity to Cop Are Fighting Words
Volum 1, Issue 11
Keywords: emotional injury, verbal abuse, psychological abuse, intent to cause harm
Doctor, Your 2 O'Clock Spy Is Here . . .: Medical Board Investigation Proper
Volume 1, Issue 11
Keywords: chemical dependency, drug abuse and inappropriate drug prescribing, Medical neglect, biological/behavioral effects of drugs
Vincent Gigante's Next Move Why We Should Care
Volume 1, Issue 10
Michael Welner, M.D. & Elizabeth Delfs, Esq.
Keywords: Malingering, cognitive disorder, forensic hospital, forensic evaluation
Put Psychotherapy in Prison
Volume 1, Issue 10
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: treatment of offenders, psychotherapy, forensic mental health
Juvenile as Adult a Matter of Remorse: Conviction Brings Heavy Sentence in Neonaticide
Volume 1, Issue 10
Keywords: neonaticide, juveniles tried as adults, competency to understand the nature of an act, remorse, rehabilitation, risk of future dangerousness, criminal responsibility
No Sleep - No Mercy: Novel Defense Fails to Negate Intent
Volume 1, Issue 10
Keywords: expert testimony, sleep deprivation, criminal intent, Daubert standard
Threatening, Obfuscating, Uncooperative . . . Competent?: Riotous Defendant Fit, Despite History
Volume 1, Issue 10
Keywords: Competency to stand trial, Pro Se, competency to waive counsel
Seeing Cunanan for Who He Really Was
Volume 1, Issue 9
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: psychopath, murder, crime-spree
13 Year-Old Victim Wrongly Challenged by Defense Tactic: Understanding Sex Act Not Probative of Consent
Volume 1, Issue 9
Keywords: Sexual assault, Subordinate Rape, rape, mental disability, competency to give consent, capacity to understand the nature of the act, callous indifference, Coercive sex
History of Pill Overdose Means Adios Amego: Therapist's Suicide Method Danger to Vulnerable Clients
Volume 1, Issue 9
Keywords: disability, ADA, suicide attempt, medication overdose, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, depression, discrimination
Wayward Priest in Maine Supervised by Higher Authority: Court Cites Separation of Church and State
Volume 1, Issue 9
Keywords: adultery, negligence, duty to inform, duty to protect, proper supervision, separation of church and state
Duty to Warn of Big Brother?: Social Service Agency Knew About Molesting Past
Volume 1, Issue 9
Keywords: sexual abuse, duty to warn, pedophilia, negligence, Child Protective Services Act, psychopathy, psychological evaluation
Pathologists Get Emotional on Infanticide Confession: Court Axes Unqualified Testimony on Parental Confession
Volume 1, Issue 9
Keywords: infanticide, child murder, manslaughter, assault, criminally negligent homicide and endangering the welfare of a child, involuntary confession, reliability of parental confessions, coerced confession
Head Trauma History No Impact on Murder Sentencing: Wife-Killer Carefully Examined in Hospital
Volume 1, Issue 9
Keywords: competency to stand trial, closed head injury, homicide, Explosive Personality Disorder, substance abuse, amnesia
The Supreme Court Makes a Doctor's Appointment
Volume 1, Issue 8
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: physician-assisted suicide, depression, professional ethics
Insanity Release Bid Foiled as Antisocial Pedophiles Ruled Ill:Condition Not Only of Criminal Conduct Rules Court
Volume 1, Issue 8
Keywords: involuntary commitment, risk of future dangerousness, pedophilia
Despite Depression, No Accommodation for Rift With Co-Worker: Citing Work Success, Court Finds No Life Impairment
Volume 1, Issue 8
Keywords: Disability, discrimination, ADA, reasonable accommodations
Still Dangerous After All These Years: Release Thwarted by Legal Insanity Standard
Volume 1, Issue 8
Keywords: NGRI, Sex offender, maximum security, petition for release, risk of future dangerousness, sexual sadism, antisocial personality disorder
Commitment Approved for Fragile Outpatient: Voluntary Status No Bar Despite Inpatient Precedent
Volume 1, Issue 8
Keywords: Involuntary commitment, outpatient treatment, suicide, danger to self or others
The Personality Disorder of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Volume 1, Issue 7
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC, Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA, mental illness
No Proof of Damage from Sex with Capable Divorce Lawyer: Social Worker Testimony on Diagnosis Disallowed
Volume 1, Issue 7
Keywords: legal malpractice, emotional distress, negligence, attorney-client relationship, ethical behavior, standard of practice
Federal Agents' Sting of Patient's Breakout Plot Not 'Outrageous': Agents Posed as Hitmen
Volume 1, Issue 7
Keywords: competency to stand trial, diminished capacity, malingering, sting operation, credibility of threat
Prescribing Physician May Rebut Assailant's Ativan Defense: Intent Questions Raised in Baseball Bat Assault
Volume 1, Issue 7
Keywords: substance-induced actions, expert testimony, medication side effects
Lay Testimony Hammers Malingering Murder Defendant: Silent with Experts, Joked with Others
Volume 1, Issue 7
Keywords: competency to stand trial, malingering, defendant cooperation, competency evaluation
Who is?: A Forensic Psychiatric Examination of Mark Whitacre - Part 02
Volume 1, Issue 6
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: Mark Whitacre, forensic evaluation, suicide, indictment, depression, mania
Love Forbidden
Volume 1, Issue 6
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: mental illness, schizophrenia, depression, suicide, patient relationships, psychiatric hospitals
No Downward Departure at Sentencing for Kiddie Porn Aficionado: Psychiatric Diagnoses Not Extraordinary Circumstances
Volume 1, Issue 6
Keywords: child pornography, sentencing decisions, sex offender treatment, sex offender therapy, departure in sentencing
Talk Radio Host Bob Grant May Reveal Critic's Psych History: Non-Defamatory Name Calling Also Okayed
Volume 1, Issue 6
Keywords: emotional injury, racism, free speech, First Amendment Rights, invasion of privacy, virtual stalking
She Said, He Said: No Place for Polygraph in Sex Harassment Suit: Daubert Standard Applied for Reliability
Volume 1, Issue 6
Keywords: polygraph, sexual harassment, expert testimony, scientific standard, Daubert standard, forensic investigation, standard of proof
No Evidence for Abuse: Testimony for Battered Woman Syndrome KO'd: Murder Defendant Claimed Duress in Daughter's Death
Volume 1, Issue 6
Keywords: battered woman syndrome, antisocial personality by proxy, Frye standard, expert testimony
Male Boss Behaving Badly, But No Sex Harassment: Complaint Made by Male Employee
Volume 1, Issue 6
Keywords: Harassment, discrimination, 'reasonable person' standard
Psychologist Not Physician for Independent Medical Exam: Despite Expertise in Malingering, Out-of-State Expert
Volume 1, Issue 6
Keywords: HIV phobia, workers' compensation, malingering, emotional distress, expert testimony, licensing
Who Is?: A Forensic Psychiatric Examination of Mark Whitacre - Part 01
Volume 1, Issue 5
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: Mark Whitacre, forensic evaluation, suicide, indictment, depression, mania
Responding to Harassment: Environmental Protection?
Volume 1, Issue 5
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: sexual harassment, workplace environment, civil litigation, rights of the accused, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC
After Thirty Years, Retarded Mother Competent to Confess to Murder: Later, a Guilty Plea in Deaths of Two of Her Children
Volume 1, Issue 5
Keywords: competency to waive Miranda rights, mental capacity, burden of proof, intellectually deficient, acquiescence, Suggestibility, compliance, coerced confessions, scientific standard
Was Recanting Witness Against Husband a Battered Wife?: Court Allows Testimony to Explain Syndrome
Volume 1, Issue 5
Keywords: Battered woman syndrome, domestic violence, scientific standard, expert testimony
Fired Programmer with Panic Disorder May File ADA Claim: Timing of Termination, Special Scheduling at Issue
Volume 1, Issue 5
Keywords: Disability, ADA, panic disorder, discrimination
Dysfunctional Life No Savior from Death Penalty: Was Focus on 'Loving Family' Ineffective Counsel
Volume 1, Issue 5
Keywords: mitigating factors, aggravating factors, heinous crimes, substance-induced actions, jury sympathy, ineffective council
Fit to Be Hit?
Volume 1, Issue 4
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: drug use, full-contact sports, mental health screening, psychological testing, psychological examinations
Paranoia Did Not Render Mass Murderer Incompetent: Though Partly Pro Se, Condition Did Not Impede
Volume 1, Issue 4
Keywords: competency to stand trial, capital punishment, Pro Se, expert testimony
Romantically Obsessed Patient Imperils Psychiatrist's License: Despite Incessant Pursuit, His Response Held Negligent
Volume 1, Issue 4
Keywords: duty of care, confidentiality, physician-patient relationship, patient boundaries, negligence
Severe Punishment for Incorrigible Inmate Not Deliberate Indifference: Behavior Not a Product of Psychiatric Illness, Says Court
Volume 1, Issue 4
Keywords: personality disorders, rehabilitation vs. retribution, mental health treatment, medication treatment
Councilman Denied Pre-Trial Intervention in Threat of Former Lover: D.A. Did Not Abuse Discretion with Obsessed, Depressed Attorney
Volume 1, Issue 4
Keywords: Stalking, psychiatric treatment, alternatives to incarceration, inpatient treatment, pathological attachment
Mentally Ill Burglar Rapped with Stiff Sentence:Court -Psychiatric History Could Even Be Aggravating
Volume 1, Issue 4
Keywords: mitigating factors, aggravating factors, volitional noncompliance, medication non-compliance, alternatives to incarceration
Second Competency Exam Unwarranted in Murder Trial: Defendant Withheld Information but Was Able to Cooperate
Volume 1, Issue 4
Keywords: competency to stand trial, threshold for competency, expert testimony, collateral sources
Observer Denied for Psychiatric Exam of Terminated Employee: Court Cites Distraction, Impact on Accuracy, Partnership
Volume 1, Issue 4
Keywords: mental examination, third party observer, MMPI, wrongful termination, emotional distress
Eye Injury at Work Not Causally Related to Emotional Problems: PTSD Claim Denied in Workers Compensation Case
Volume 1, Issue 4
Keywords: emotional injury, disability, worker's compensation, therapy, precipitating incident
Neonaticide and America's Abortion Problem
Volume 1, Issue 3
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: child murder, neonaticide, death investigation
Jury Entitled to Testimony on Revived Memory Reliability: Twenty Years Later, an Eyewitness to Murder
Volume 1, Issue 3
Keywords: Repressed memory, recovered memory, eye witness testimony, memory recall, suppressed memories, scientific evidence, expert testimony, Daubert Standard, Frye Standard
In Slip-and-Fall Case, Treating Psychologist's Causation Testimony Wrongfully Excluded: 'Strong Relationship & Connection' Sufficient
Volume 1, Issue 3
Keywords: emotional injury, physical injury, somatoform disorder, cause of injuries, personal injury, psychiatric evaluation, independent examination, treatment relationship, forensic vs clinical psychiatric ro
Concealing Psychiatric Treatment, Supreme Court Judge Violated Drug Act: Prescriptions for Valium, Prozac Written in Staff's Name
Volume 1, Issue 3
Keywords: Medical malpractice, Anxiety medication, prescription misuse, drug effects
'Permanently' Incompetent Defendant Later Fit For Another Criminal Proceeding: Mental Illness Defense Invalidated for Probation
Volume 1, Issue 3
Keywords: Competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, malingering, recidivism, reoffend, probation violation
Expert Testimony Disallowed on Eyewitness Reliability in Armed Robbery: Judge Prefers Detailed Charge to Jury
Volume 1, Issue 3
Keywords: eye witness testimony, eyewitness reliability, expert testimony, Daubert standard, Frye standard
Parents May Recover for Daughter's Negligent Psychotherapy: Memory Implantation of Satanic Rituals and Sexual Abuse
Volume 1, Issue 3
Keywords: duty of care, repressed memories, false memories, satanic rituals, negligence, emotional injury
Insanity Acquittees Recommitted with Due Process: Court Upholds Distinction from Civil Standard
Volume 1, Issue 3
Keywords: insanity defense, voluntary commitment, involuntary commitment, conditional release
Increased Workload, Bad Evaluation Not Abnormal Working Conditions: Psychic Claims for Workers' Comp Benefits Denied
Volume 1, Issue 3
Keywords: Workers’ compensation, psychological injury, disability, personality disorder
Sexual Relationship with Patient Grounds for Intentional Tort Claim: Conduct Deemed Outrageous and Extreme
Volume 1, Issue 3
Keywords: breech of standard, emotional injury, code of ethics, professional ethics
Taboo Romance Looms over Woody Allen Visitation Denial: Concerns Raised over Emotional Effect on Children
Volume 1, Issue 3
Keywords: incest, emotional injury, custody hearings, lack of insight, visitation rights, family dynamic
'Neonaticide Syndrome' Barred From Insanity Defense: Insufficient Foundation Without Frye Hearing
Volume 1, Issue 3
Keywords: NGRI, insanity defense, criminal responsibility, neonaticide, Frye Standard, scientific standard
Media Alone: Shut Out of Culkin Custody Trial: Best Interests of Child Standard Cited
Volume 1, Issue 3
Keywords: child custody, domestic abuse, psychological health, guilt of divorce, media access to courts
Despite Amnesia, Fraud Defendant Competent to Plead Guilty: Strong Evidence of Guilt Obviates Fair Trial Issue
Volume 1, Issue 3
Keywords: Amnesia, malingering, competency to stand trial, psychological evaluation
Battle Over Restricting Medical Research in Patients Who Can't Give Consent
Volume 1, Issue 3
Keywords: involuntary care, competency to refuse treatment, competency to consent to treatment, mental health research, Office of Mental Health
Without Disability, No ADA Relief for Allegedly Dangerous Employee: Therapist Warning Led to Temporary Reassignment
Volume 1, Issue 3
Keywords: Duty to report, patient-client confidentiality, disability, discrimination, fitness for duty
Equal Rights, Equal Responsibility
Volume 1, Issue 2
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: mental illness, death penalty, rape, murder, crime spree, mitigating evidence, insanity defense, criminal respinsibility, criminal intent
Professional Needed to Establish Insanity in Fire Insurance Case:Legal Malpractice at Issue in Arson
Volume 1, Issue 2
Keywords: Expert Testimony, Expert evidence, history of care, legal malpractice, breech of contract, Danger to self or others, psychiatric evaluation
Did Cocaine Affect Cognition of Murder Eyewitness?: Trial Court Erred in Excluding Expert Opinion
Volume 1, Issue 2
Keywords: Eye witness testimony, credible testimony, expert testimony, Substance use and memory recall
Self Incrimination Rights Not Violated by Psychiatric Exam: Murder Defendant Raised Mitigating Mental Defense
Volume 1, Issue 2
Keywords: Diminished capacity, psychiatric evaluation, expert testimony, Dissociative state, degree of guilt, mitigation evidence, aggravating factors
Custody Decision Equates Verbal Assaults with Domestic Violence: Father Loses Despite Limited History of Physical Abuse
Volume 1, Issue 2
Keywords: Battered women syndrome, custody hearings, domestic abuse, physical abuse, verbal abuse, psychological abuse, domestic violence
Prosecution May Pick Psychiatrist for Competency Exam: Burden of Proof Provides Right to People
Volume 1, Issue 2
Keywords: Competency to stand trial, malingering, psychiatric evaluation, preponderance of the evidence
Trial Judge May Reject Insanity Plea Agreed to by Prosecutor: Uncontested Diagnosis of Schizophrenia Disregarded
Volumu 1, Issue 2
Keywords: Competency to stand trial, Insanity defense, criminal responsibility, collateral information, preponderance of evidence, NGRI, Capacity to form intent
Thirteen Years Later, Manslaughter Conviction Reversed: Defendant Had Right to Offer Insanity Defense Only
Volume 1, Issue 2
Keywords: Insanity Defense, preponderance of evidence, extreme emotional disturbance, NGRI, burden of proof
Writ Reinstated in Involuntary Commitment: Bogus Discharge Plan?
Volume 1, Issue 2
Keywords: Civil Commitment, involuntary commitment, inpatient psychiatric care
Civil Commitment of Non-Psychotic Sex Offender Upheld: New Statute Clarifies Mental Illness Definition
Volume 1, Issue 2
Keywords: Civil Commitment, sex offenders, risk of future dangerousness, depraved crime, violent sexual fantasies, dangerous but not mentally ill, involuntary commitment
Cousin Not 'Closely Related' for Emotional Distress Claim: Drowning Witness May Not Recover
Volume 1, Issue 2
Keywords: Emotional Injury
Involuntary Commitment Standard Set for Children: Mentally Ill and Dangerous, or at Developmental Risk
Volume 1, Issue 2
Keywords: Civil commitment, risk of dangerousness, involuntary commitment, danger to self or others, psychiatric evaluation
Pain Medications Imperil Latest Will: Timeliness of Challenge at Issue
Volume 1, Issue 2
Keywords: Testamentary capacity, influence of drugs, assisted suicide, biological and behavioral effects of medicine
Employer Accommodation Not Required for Lost Security Clearance: Deemed Essential Function Under ADA
Volume 1, Issue 2
Keywords: Discrimination, disability, ADA, alcoholism
Award Reduced for Psychotherapy in Rape Case: Victim, Making Progress, Given Ten Years
Volume 1, Issue 2
Keywords: emotional injury, PTSD, psychotherapy, negligence
Sex Offender's High Risk Classification Affirmed: He Has Burden of Proof on Challenge
Volume 1, Issue 2
Keywords: Sex Offender, Risk of Future dangerousness, Sex Offender Classification, Megan's Law
For Untested HIV What Is Reasonable Fear?: Emotional Distress Damages Limited to Six Months
Volume 1, Issue 2
Keywords: Emotional Injury, HIV, reasonable fear
Criminal Competency Law Passes Due Process Test:Burden of Proof On Defendant Okayed
Volume 1, Issue 2
Keywords: competency to stand trial, preponderance of evidence, psychiatric evaluation, burden of proof
Castration and Sex Offenders: Back to the Future
Volume 1, Issue 1
Michael Welner, M.D.
Keywords: sex offender, SVP, sex offender treatment, chemical castration
State Found Negligent When Psychiatric Patient Assaults Third Party: Damages for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Denied
Volume 1, Issue 1
Keywords: Emotional Injury, Medical Negligence, Adequate Care, Psychiatric Care, Reasonable Care, Standard of Care, In Patient hospitalization, involuntary commitment
Insanity Defense Thwarted by Defendant's History of Alcohol and Drug Use: What Caused Defendant's Inability to Appreciate Wrongfulness?
Volume 1, Issue 1
Keywords: Insanity Defense, Substance-induced actions, Drug induced psychotic state, Criminal responsibility
Inmate's Intoxication Heightens Duty of Jailer to Prevent Suicide: Not Limited to Higher Standard of Helpless Intoxication
Volume 1, Issue 1
Keywords: Suicide, Negligence, Substance-induced actions, Brain Damage
HIV Negative Plaintiff May Still Sue for Fear of Contracting AIDS: Claimed Negligent Infliction of Emotional Stress
Volume 1, Issue 1
Keywords: Emotional Injury, Negligence, HIV, Phobia
Despite Improvement, Legally Insane Defendant Retained in Secure Facility: Does He Still Have a Dangerous Mental Disorder?
Volume 1, Issue 1
Keywords: Civil commitment, risk of future dangerousness, Insanity defense, attempted murder, Personality disorder, Bipolar Disorder, involuntary commitment
Unredressed History of Domestic Violence Dooms Father's Custody Bid:Court Disregards Psychiatrist's Recommendation
Volume 1, Issue 1
Gary Sherbell, Esq.
Keywords: custody proceedings, domestic violence, child abuse, battered woman's syndrome, divorce
Murder Defendant's Psychiatrist May Not Refer to Polygraph Results: Expert Sought to Negate Mental State for Depraved Indifference
Volume 1, Issue 1
Keywords: Criminal responsibility, depraved indifference, polygraph, homicide, expert testimony, medical professionals who kill