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S.C. Court Excludes Testimony of Specific Causation Expert in 2 Separate Asbestos Cases
July 26, 2017
CHARLESTON, S.C. –– A South Carolina federal court has granted defense efforts to preclude an expert poised to offer specific causation testimony in two separate asbestos cases, concluding that his opinions could not be used to support a finding of substantial causation.
In the July 21 opinion, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of South Carolina opined that the “probative value of [the expert’s] testimony is outweighed by its tendency to confuse and mislead the jury, and it must be excluded under Rule 403.”
The plaintiffs involved in one of the two cases have since filed a motion ...
Motion for Reconsideration