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NYC Asbestos Plaintiffs Oppose Motion to Quash Deposition of Defense Consultant

NEW YORK –– Plaintiffs involved in New York City’s coordinated asbestos litigation docket have backed their efforts to depose a defense consultant, saying that the discovery sought is “material and necessary.”

In the Nov. 24 brief filed in the New York Supreme Court for New York County, the plaintiffs maintained that if the defendants continue to rely upon “empirical evidence” cited by the defense consultant in a published commentary, they hold the right to depose that individual.

The defendants moved to quash and for a protective order in relation to the plaintiff efforts to depose Marc Scarcella, a defense ...

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