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Ga. Supreme Court Reverses $4 Million Asbestos Verdict, Rejects ‘Each and Every’ Exposure Testimony

ATLANTA –– The Georgia Supreme Court has reversed an intermediate appellate court order affirming a $4 million verdict entered against Scapa Dryer Fabrics Inc., saying that the “each and every” exposure testimony proffered by Dr. Jerrold Abraham did not fit the pertinent causation inquiry under Georgia law.

In the July 5 opinion, the high court found that the plaintiff’s expert “did not undertake to estimate the extent of exposure in any meaningful way, and he did not qualify his opinion on causation by limiting it to such estimate of exposure.”

The plaintiffs asserted that Roy Knight was exposed to airborne ...

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