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Louisiana Court Weighs in on Several Motions in Asbestos Case, In Part Refuses to Place ‘Blanket Ban’ on Settlement Details

NEW ORLEANS –– A Louisiana federal court has weighed in on a number of pending motions in an asbestos case, in part finding that a “blanket ban” on evidence regarding settlements was unwarranted, but opined that specific evidence of prior settlements or collateral sources of compensation would be permitted with express permission of the court.

In one of two Feb. 2 separate rulings, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana also granted a defense motion to exclude expert opinion testimony from one of the plaintiff’s treating physicians, citing the plaintiff’s failure to properly file a disclosure for ...

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