Sunday, September 3, 2006

Experts Excluded In Asbestos Case, After Defendants DaimlerChrysler And Volkswagen Win Bid For Frye Hearing

Article from Mealey's Publications -- Experts Excluded In Asbestos Case, After Defendants DaimlerChrysler And Volkswagen Win Bid For Frye Hearing:

    Two plaintiffs’ experts in asbestos friction products litigation did not rely on
    generally accepted methods in concluding that every exposure to asbestos products
    is a proximate cause of asbestos-related disease, a judge said Aug. 17 in excluding
    the testimony (Re: Toxic Substances Cases>AD 03-319, Pa. Comm. Pls., Allegheny Co.).

    Defendants DaimlerChrysler Corp. and Volkswagen of America filed a motion for a
    Frye hearing. Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Robert J. Colville ordered a
    handful of representative cases to be selected for purposes of the hearing. Drs. David
    Laman and John Maddox submitted non-case-specific expert reports.

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