[ RadSafe ] Cancer suit filed against Los Alamos Labs

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Mon Jun 23 20:21:52 CDT 2008

June 23

         This is so disgusting and morally depraved I can't think of a word 
to describe it.

Steven Dapra

At 12:11 AM 6/23/08 -0500, Dan W McCarn wrote:
>Dear Group:
>On one of the juries that I gave testimony before, there was not a single
>person with a High School education and most were unemployed.  The truth is
>that an "expert" witness, standing before such a group, is at an extreme
>disadvantage since the scientific arguments, though clear and sound, are not
>understandable by such an ill-equipped jury.
>The opposition always attempts to impeach the credibility of the witness by
>suggesting that they are stating their "bought" opinions because of the
>money that they are being given.
>"How much are you billing for every hour of testimony?"
>"My billing rate is $150 / hour for legal testimony, sir."
>"How much did you bill last month in preparation for this trial?"
>"I billed about $14,000 last month in support of this trial."
>"How much have you billed to date since this litigation began?"
>"I have billed $137,000 for instrument installation, data collection,
>topographic surveys, field work, interpretation and preparation of
>affidavits for this litigation over the last 16 months, sir"
>That Q&As are frequently enough to dismiss any word of credibility by such a
>jury, never mind that you have to simplify any testimony so that a 8th
>grader can understand it.
>I would much rather give testimony to an administrative hearing, where I can
>expect to be able to use the full vocabulary of a scientific argument, and
>provide that testimony in the form of an affidavit.
>Dan ii
>Dan W. McCarn, Geologist; 3118 Pebble Lake Drive; Sugar Land, TX 77479; USA
>Home: +1-281-903-7667; Austria-cell:  +43-676-725-6622
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