May 13, 2018

Expert Witness Services

Employment background screening is a complicated and tricky area of the law. Aside from the various federal laws that govern our industry, there are a myriad of state and local laws that also must be considered. That’s why litigators place a tremendous amount of trust in the opinions of expert witnesses in tort cases. The value of an expert witness increases in complicated and niche cases such as Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) workplace violence and negligent retention or negligent hiring cases.

Jason Morris has been hired as an expert in over 20 civil cases both in state and federal court. These cases have included individual suits, class actions and mass torts. He has worked for both the defense and the plaintiff, but focuses on defending background screening companies and end users alike. Some of these cases have been high profile, including the largest class action ever filed against the US Government, where Morris served as the government’s expert to defend their screening practices during the 2010 decennial census.

Morris has a high-level of experience with expert report writing (both federal and state), rebuttal reports, depositions and court testimony. Additionally, Morris has been hired to find ways to best cross-examine experts and discredit their reports and testimony.

Expertise includes:

  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Negligent Retention
  • Workplace Violence
  • Human Resources
  • Background Screening Process
  • Accreditation
  • Background Screening Company M&A and Valuations
  • Civil Class Actions
  • Mass Tort Actions