WASHINGTON – It was a closely watched case that came to a dramatic and unexpected conclusion of questionable precedential value. Now attorneys are left pondering what effect, if any, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend will have on class-action certifications.
A criminal defendant could not introduce results from a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) lie detection test to prove the veracity of his denials of wrongdoing, the 6th Circuit has ruled.
An expert in a product liability case was not qualified to testify that the plaintiff’s injuries were caused by a defective seatbelt buckle in a Ford automobile, the 10th Circuit has ruled in reversing a $4.5 million judgment.
Product liability plaintiffs should have been permitted to introduce expert testimony linking the short-term use of Prempro to a risk of breast cancer, the 8th Circuit has ruled in reversing a summary judgment.
The third edition of the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence has been released, providing a revised roadmap for judges in evaluating whether scientific evidence is admissible.
For lawyers, the manual gives a framework for what judges will be focusing on during evidentiary hearings.
An expert had an adequate scientific basis to testify that a plaintiff’s leukemia was caused by his routine workplace exposure to the defendants’ benzene-containing products, the 1st Circuit has ruled in reversing judgment.
An expert witness didn’t have a reliable scientific basis to testify that fumes from welding products were the cause of a form of Parkinson’s Disease suffered by a plaintiff, the 6th Circuit has ruled.
Plaintiffs who filed a claim for compensation under the federal Vaccine Act could not show that their daughter’s autism was the result of a measles vaccine she received as an infant, the Federal Circuit has ruled.
A product liability plaintiff could not introduce expert testimony to show that her son’s autism was the result of brain injuries suffered when the defendant’s child safety seat allegedly failed, the 11th Circuit has ruled in affirming a dismissal.