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Maryland Court Denies Asbestos Plaintiff’s Efforts to Preclude Testimony of Defense Industrial Hygienist

BALTIMORE –– A Maryland federal court has denied plaintiff efforts to preclude a defense certified industrial hygienist from testifying on behalf of Georgia-Pacific, saying that expert’s opinion was based on “sound, recognized, scientific methodology and meets all the requirements of Rule 702.”

In the July 17 opinion, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland found that the expert would not be testifying as to causation, but instead on risk assessment.

In their complaint, the plaintiffs contended that Charles Lemuel Arbogast Jr. developed mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos-containing products.

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