Litigation & Expert Witnessing

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Litigation & Expert Witnessing
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Noria is the best place to find world-class lubrication engineers and technical specialists for expert witness services, litigation team support and forensic investigations.

We have extensive experience working with legal counsel on both plaintiff and defense cases and are well-prepared to tackle the most complex cases in our field.

Our Experience

Noria has supplied a range of legal and forensic investigation services related to our expertise in tribology, lubricants, and lubrication

Case Types

  • Product Liability
  • Patent Infringement
  • Business-interruption Litigation
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Warranty Claims

Services Provided

  • Forensic Services
  • Technical Advisory and Consulting
  • Professional Opinion Letters
  • Testifying and Non-Testifying

Technical Fields of Expertise

  • Tribology (friction, wear, lubrication)
  • Contamination Control
  • Lubricants (oil and grease)
  • Lubricant Analysis
  • Lubricant Formulation
  • Lubricant Failure

Machines and Applications

  • Automotive
  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Turbine Generators
  • Motors and Engines
  • Bearings
  • Gearing
  • Compressors
  • Hydraulics
  • Pumps
  • Filters and Separation

Failure Causes

  • Contamination
  • Lubricant Degradation or Malfunction
  • Mechanical Wear
  • Corrosive Wear
  • Varnish and Sludge

Analytical and Investigative Methods

  • Wear Particle Characterization
  • Oil and Grease Analysis
  • Metallography & Profilometry
  • Predictive Technologies
  • Hydrocarbon Analysis (FTIR, GC/MS)
  • Spectroscopy & Microscopy
  • Site Inspections

Noria’s Experts

Noria consultants and experts bring a variety of backgrounds and analytical experience to help clients understand and examine wide-ranging machine failure problems.

  • Jim Fitch, Noria’s founder and CEO, is internationally recognized for his deep knowledge in tribology and practical lubrication.
  • Wes Cash, our VP of Services, has helped many plants across the globe solve lubrication problems and diagnose failures
  • Bennett Fitch, Noria’s President, leads lubrication program development projects for clients as well as development of our LubePM platform.