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Ill. Court Grants Motion to Strike Expert Disclosures in Asbestos Case, Says 12 Plaintiff Experts Can’t Testify

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. –– An Illinois federal court has granted a motion to strike expert disclosures from 12 experts set to testify in an asbestos case, saying that the disclosures were “wholly and obviously deficient” and that the defendants were prejudiced by the incomplete reports.

In the May 10 ruling, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois ruled that, as a discovery violation sanction, the plaintiffs will not be permitted to use 12 expert witnesses, including Arnold Brody, Ph.D., Dr. Barry Castleman, and Arthur Frank, M.D.

According to the court, defendant Crane Co. objected to expert ...

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