Motion Granted to Strike Defendants’ Expert Witness
Judge Lamberth (U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia) recently granted our firm’s motion to strike the defendants’ expert witness (a psychologist) in a gender discrimination and retaliation case. The defense counsel failed to provide a tape recording of the expert’s interview of our client, which they had agreed to do. The court’s decision held that this prejudiced our client as she was unable to prove the numerous discrepancies between the expert’s report and what she recalled telling the expert witness.
The court also denied defendants’ motion for summary judgment in that case. The court’s decision held that the forced transfer of our client from one building to another, shortly after she filed a discrimination complaint with the EEOC and the D.C. Office of Human Rights, was an adverse employment action, since it materially affected her seniority rights, and ultimately set her up for termination.