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Amici Group Files Brief in Dispute Involving Dosage Requirements in New York Asbestos Case

ALBANY, N.Y. –– An amici group has filed a brief in the appeal of an intermediate appellate court order tossing an $11 million asbestos verdict, agreeing with Ford Motor’s position that the court’s decision was proper because the plaintiffs’ expert causation testimony did not satisfy dosage quantification requirements.

According to the amici brief filed Jan. 24 in the New York Court of Appeals, “plaintiff experts must present a scientific expression of exposure coupled with scientific studies showing that those exposures are sufficient to cause disease.”

In asbestos cases, however, lower courts have permitted expert testimony that does not comply ...

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