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Monday, July 10, 2006

Thimerosol Case Ruling

A thimerosol case was enthusiastically dismissed on Daubert grounds, with a thorough and biting opinion granting summary judgment.  Of note (among many things), the judge notes the potential that the plaintiffs' experts' research was litigation-driven:

Moreover, the Court is particularly concerned as to a potential bias in Dr. Geier's methodology and ultimate conclusion given the recency of Dr. Geier's research into the cause of autism, which he admittedly began in only the last two and a half years, a time period that also represents the pendency of this lawsuit.

It's a good read; Respectul Insolence (the site linked to first above) has a good summary and a long history of posts on the topic.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2006/07/thimerosol_case.html

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