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.