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A Civil Action part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Poignant book about the contamination of Woburn municipal wells G and H and the lawsuit alleging that the prolonged consumption of the contaminated groundwater by W.R. Grace and Beatrice Foods led to ...

Resource Type: References
Topics: Federal Trial, Legal System, Woburn:Water Supply, Health/Cancer Studies, Wells, Pollution Sources

Galileo's Revenge - Junk Science in the Courtroom part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Lengthy opinions describing the weaknesses of the American legal system, especially the use of expert witnesses that are not experts. Interesting reading.

Resource Type: References
Topics: Federal Trial, Legal System:Expert Testimony

Verification, validation, and confirmation of numerical models in earth sciences part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Philosophic discussion of the use, misuse, and misunderstanding of modeling terms that lend credibility to models and results. Very interesting article with wonderful insight and suggestions.

Resource Type: References
Topics: Hydrogeology:Computer Modeling, Legal System, People:Experts

Groundwater modeling and litigation part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Insightful book chapter dealing with the presentation of expert testimony dealing with computer models and some of the weaknesses present in all models and exploited in cross examination.

Resource Type: References
Topics: Hydrogeology:Computer Modeling, Legal System:Expert Testimony, People:Experts

Trial courts and practice part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Professional article describing the purpose and philosophy of jury trials (as opposed to bench trials). Very good background material for a term paper.

Resource Type: References
Topics: Federal Trial, Legal System:Jury Trials

Improving expert testimony part of SERC Print Resource Collection
A professional article describing ways that experts can improve upon the manner in which they present testimony and ways in which the court can improve in receiving expert testimony

Resource Type: References
Topics: Legal System:Expert Testimony, People:Experts

Models in the courtroom part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article provides background information about the societal and technical aspects of the famous 'A Civil Action' trial. It also proposes that the steps involved in constructing a predictive ...

Resource Type: References
Topics: Federal Trial, Hydrogeology:Computer Modeling, Legal System, Woburn:Wells G and H Superfund Site

Developing analytical and communication skills in a mock-trial course based on the famous Woburn, Massachusetts case part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Detailed account of materials used, assignments, and procedures used for students to run a mock trial based on the geology, hydrology, and water chemistry in the famous 'A Civil Action' trial.

Resource Type: References
Topics: Mock Trial, Legal System

part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Journal article about experiences serving as an expert witness in the trial concerning deep injection of hazardous wastes. The plaintiffs claimed that the offsite migration of injected wastes ...

Resource Type: References
Topics: Hydrogeology:Computer Modeling, Legal System, People:Experts

Ground water models: validate or invalidate part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Editorial piece in professional journal dealing with the philosophic argument that no model can be proven valid, with examples of ground water models. The article also describes the use and mis-use ...

Resource Type: References
Topics: Hydrogeology:Computer Modeling, Legal System, People:Experts

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