Top 5 Reasons Why You Need an Expert Witness


There is no greater make or break moment for your business than when it’s involved in a lawsuit. Building your case using the appropriate expert witnesse can be the difference between winning and losing – between growing your company and scrambling to stay afloat.

While there are plenty of reasons why expert witnesses can make or break a legal case, the most convincing benefit has to be the expert witness testimony they provide. We have broken down the top five reasons why expert witnesses are truly invaluable to pretrial, case due diligence, discovery, the expert witness written report of findings, expert witness deposition and expert witness testimony at trial in ways that other methods simply cannot be merit the effectiveness of an expert witness.

Reason One – Expert Witnesses Have Historically Worked in Similar Cases.

It’s absolutely true – in courtroom jury trials, testimony from an expert witness almost always helps represent the facts in an accurate, clear way that the judge and jury will understand. Sometimes, such as with complicated waste management safety cases, getting the facts across and proving the point is especially difficult because of complex industry jargon and technical speak. Expert witness testimony is convincing and persuasive because it gets through to the judge and jury.

Reason Two – An Expert Witness Can And Does Achieve Settlements.

If the ultimate goal of the legal proceedings is to achieve a fair and reasonable settlement rather than drag the case through years of litigation and complicated court proceedings, then it is probably worth consulting with an expert witness in this scenario too. Many times, just the knowledge that a true expert professional will be testifying in court is enough to convince the other party to settle the case out of court.

Reason Three – Expert Witnesses Help Either Side Of The Case.

The common perception is that only defense legal teams choose to work with expert witness testimony by hiring expert witnesses. Unfortunately, this is nothing but a misconception. Both defense and prosecuting legal teams should be aware of the benefits an expert witness is able to provide. Anytime an indsutry expert witness professional can make the facts speak more clearly, there’s a strong argument for using an expert witness to support your case throughout the entire case and legal proceedings.

Reason Four – An Expert Witness Can Offer More Than A Simple Testimony.

Receiving expert witness testimony is only one part of hiring an expert witness. Or in other words, the testimony itself is extremely valuable, but an experienced, professional expert witness also understands how to explain complex issues in a clear and scholarly founded manner.

If the ultimate goal of the legal proceedings is to achieve a fair and reasonable settlement rather than drag the case through years of litigation and complicated court proceedings, then it is probably worth consulting with an expert witness in this scenario too. Many times, just the knowledge that a true expert professional will be testifying in court is enough to convince the other party to settle the case out of court.

Reason Five – Qualified Experts, like WIH Resource Group’s Experts Offer Insight.

Even if expert witness testimony in and of itself will not be necessary, qualified expert witnesses can indeed provide the insight and vision needed to ensure a positive outcome through litigation, often assisting in reaching a settlement and avoiding going to court. Consulting with the witness to understand their point of view, as well as to benefit from their industry experiences with similar cases can be invaluable.

WIH Resource Group’s team of expert witness litigation support professionals have a track record of success. Whether you’re facing a valuation dispute, damage assessment, contract claim, employee matter, safety incident, personal injury, landfill gas issue, or other pending legal action, our experts are ready to assist you.

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Celebrating a decade in business, WIH Resource Group is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including waste management, recycling, financials, transportation, M&A due diligence and support, alternative fuel fleet conversions, facilities, environmental, energy for private sector business and government clients.

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San Antonio Texas Opens New Clean Energy Refueling Station


T. Boone Pickens was in San Antonio on Wednesday to help the city dedicate a new compressed natural gas fueling station for its fleet of natural gas refuse trucks.

By March, San Antonio will have 30 compressed natural gas (CNG) powered refuse trucks and could increase its fleet over the next several years. San Antonio will have one of the largest fleet of natural gas-powered refuse trucks in Texas. The trucks will be used to collect trash and recycling for about 75,000 homes in Northeast San Antonio.

The city contracted with Seal Beach, Calif.-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE), a company co-founded by Pickens, to design and construct the station. Clean Energy also has a five-year operation and maintenance contract in place with the city and an option for five additional years. CPS Energy is the local supplier of the compressed natural gas.

The station is located at the city’s Solid Waste Management Department’s Northeast Service Center at 10303 Toolyard Road. The city used a grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to help offset construction costs.

“A growing number of local governments are recognizing the important role they play to help reduce our foreign oil dependency through greater use of domestic resources such as natural gas,” Pickens says. “I certainly applaud San Antonio’s leadership in that regard. This will lead to significant economic and environmental benefits long term that cannot be underestimated.”

Clean Energy provides compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas to transportation customers throughout North America. The company supplies natural gas to the refuse, transit, port, shuttle, taxi, trucking, airport and municipal fleet markets with more than 170 locations in the United States and Canada.

San Antonio Mayor Phil Hardberger, City Manager Sheryl Sculley and Solid Waste Management Department Director David McCary also were on hand for the event.

Source:  San Antonio Business Journal

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Republic Services and Allied Waste Complete Merger


Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) and Allied Waste Industries, Inc. (NYSE: AW) have announced that they have completed their merger to create one of the nation’s leading waste and environmental services providers. The combined company, which will be based in Phoenix, is named Republic Services, Inc. and trades under the ticker symbol “RSG” on The New York Stock Exchange. As of the close of market on December 5, Allied Waste stock will be delisted and will no longer trade on the NYSE.

The merger creates a company with expected pro forma annual revenue of approximately $9 billion and a total market capitalization of approximately $8 billion. The combined company has more than 35,000 employees serving more than 13 million customers in 40 states and Puerto Rico. The company is expected to generate more than $150 million in pre-tax annual synergies by 2011.

“Today marks an exciting new beginning for Republic Services and the entire environmental services industry,” said Jim O’Connor, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Republic Services. “We are looking forward to combining the best practices, complementary assets and experienced executives from two great companies to enhance our leadership position. This is an outstanding opportunity for us to better serve our customers, provide enhanced opportunities to our employees and create shareholder value.”

Don Slager, President and Chief Operating Officer of Republic Services and former President and Chief Operating Officer of Allied, added, “We have the strategy, people and resources in place to rapidly realize the value of the transaction for customers, shareholders and employees. Our integration teams have worked very hard to prepare for this day, and we have thorough plans in place to ensure our customers and employees experience a seamless transition.”

Transaction Terms

Under the terms of the agreement, Allied shareholders will receive 0.45 shares of Republic common stock for each share of Allied common stock held. Republic is issuing approximately 196 million shares of common stock to Allied shareholders, representing approximately 52% ownership of the combined company. In connection with the transaction, Republic has put in place a new unsecured senior credit facility. The existing senior notes of both Republic and Allied will remain outstanding. Republic’s unsecured corporate credit and all of the senior notes have been assigned investment grade ratings.

James E. O’Connor continues as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the combined company, while Don Slager has become President and Chief Operating Officer. Tod Holmes continues as the company’s Chief Financial Officer.

The Board of Directors of the combined company will consist of 11 members, including Mr. O’Connor, five independent directors from the former Republic board of directors and five independent directors from the former Allied board of directors.

Merrill Lynch & Co. acted as financial advisor to Republic Services. Akerman Senterfitt, DLA Piper US LLP and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz served as legal advisors to Republic Services. UBS Investment Bank acted as financial advisor to Allied Waste. Mayer Brown LLP served as legal advisor to Allied Waste.

About Republic Services, Inc.

Republic Services, Inc. is a leading provider of solid waste collection, transfer and disposal services in the United States. The Company’s operating units are focused on providing solid waste services for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers.

News Source: Republic Services

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