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Qualifying as an Expert
In an infringement of trademark and misappropriation of trade secrets, plaintiff offered an expert with 15 years’ experience with the marine crane industry to testify about profits. Excluded because so-called expert had no formal training in accounting and conducted no independent examination of defendant’s gross sales figures, which were supplied to expert by plaintiff’s counsel.
Seatrax. Inc. v. Sonbeck Int’l. Inc., 200 F.3d 358 (CA-5, 2000).