Judge Rejects Expert’s Cumulative Exposure Testimony, Finds For Defendant

Mealey's (October 5, 2016, 2:38 PM EDT) -- MADISON, Wis. — An expert’s opinion that cumulative exposures to asbestos lead to mesothelioma does not differ noticeably from the type of “every exposure” testimony excluded by the court, and the plaintiff cannot otherwise demonstrate exposure or causation, a federal judge held Sept. 30 in granting judgment after a bench trial (Gary Suoja, et al. v. Owens-Illinois Inc., No. 99-475, W.D. Wis.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 135421).

(Opinion available.  Document #01-161012-016Z.)

In 1999, Barbara Suoja sued numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed Oswald “Ozzie” Suoja to...
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