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Expert Testimony

Later in his career, Dr. Soskolne began making time to provide expert testimony in litigation on occupational and/or environmental exposure-health tort cases. He brings not only a methodological rigour to such cases, but also the ethical dimensions relating to health research and policy. He sees the virtue of legal decisions being relevant to public health policy more broadly. Over his career, he has provided expert testimony in the following cases (reverse chronology):
  1. Waste-to-Energy consultancy. Interview for a consulting role with Wheelabrator Technologies Inc (Mark Schwartz) and Urbaser (David Garcia de Herreros), Vancouver, August 7, 2012.

  2. Gary DiMuzio deposition by Bruce Bishop et al in the case of Donald Mauldin on July 26, 2012; Plaintiffs Marcia Mauldin et al vs. Defendants Georgia-Pacific, LLC. et al in the Superior Court of Towns County, State of Georgia.

  3. Joe Satterley/Paul Ivie deposition by Mr. Green et al in the case of George T. Hourigan vs. Honeywell, Inc., on January 20, 2012. Settled August, 2012.

  4. Gary DiMuzio deposition by Thomas J. Burns in the case of John J. Herman on January 11, 2012.

  5. Matthew Dreeson deposition (Part I by telephone) in the case of Robert Walsh, et al, Plaintiffs vs. BNSF Railway Company, Defendant, November 11, 2011. Settled on February 3, 2012.

  6. In an arbitration between a large Alberta Union and an employer in the Province of Alberta, a mutually agreeable resolution was reached on November 30, 2011, dealing with an asbestos issue in the workplace that includes processes going forward and managing workplace risks into the future.

  7. A charge of the inadmissibility of evidence under a Daubert claim in a case of diacetyl in microwave popcorn was over-ruled in a hearing in Denver, CO (June, 2011), permitting the case to move forward and be considered on the facts. The case was led by Steven E. Crick of Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C., Independence, MO. USA, and heard by Senior Judge Walker D. Miller.

  8. Expert testimony on the (Chrysotile) asbestos brake lining case (September 2010 January 2011). Sales, Tillman, Wallbaum, Catlett & Satterley, Louisville, KY, USA. The case is: "Eckert v. Kentucky Motor Service, et al." Deposition on December 20, 2010. (Joseph Satterley and Robert Shelton). The case was settled out of court in January, 2011.

  9. Expert testimony at the certification hearing case on the Sydney Tar Ponds, Nova Scotia (May 15 2007 present). Wagners — A Serious Injury Law Firm, Halifax, NS, and Siskinds: The Law Firm, London, Ontario. Deposition on June 11 – 12, 2009; and Certification Hearing December 14 – 15, 2009, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. (Raymond Wagner and Scott Ritchie). Certification was granted on July 6, 2011, for the case to proceed on the facts, but then encountered further delays.

  10. Expert opinion to Patricia Lefebour of ROCHON|GENOVA LLP, Toronto December 2007 October 2009, on two documents relating to blood donation policy pertaining to the exclusion of men who have had sex with men: CBS vs. Freeman. October 15 – 16 2009: Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Ottawa, as an expert witness in the case of the Canadian Blood Transfusion Services vs. Kyle Freeman.

  11. Expert testimony for the Environmental Review Board hearings concerning the Inland Cement, Edmonton, conversion from gas to coal burring heat, November 2002.

  12. Testified (Cross-Examination) April 16 – 21, 1995, Toronto, at the Commission of Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada (Justice Horace Krever) as former member of the National Advisory Committee on AIDS to the Canadian Federal Government 1983 – 1985.

  13. October, 1994 — President Clinton's Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments (ACHRE); commented on a paper.

  14. January, 1994 — Commission of Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada (The Krever Commission).

  15. "Sulphuric acid mists and laryngeal cancer". United Kingdom, Industrial Injuries Advisory Council, August 1989 report, and accepted by the British Government.

  16. "Worker Notification Profile Acid Mist Exposure in Steel Workers." National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), February, 1990, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.

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