Montana High Court: Testimony That Crash Caused ALS Admissible

Mealey's (August 5, 2015, 1:18 PM EDT) -- HELENA, Mont. — Although a Montana state court properly excluded testimony by an expert that trauma could contribute to the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), it abused its discretion in finding that a second expert is not qualified to offer an opinion that trauma from a car crash was the “proximate cause” of a woman’s ALS, the Montana Supreme Court held Aug. 4 (Carol J. McClue, et al. v. Safeco Insurance Company of Illinois, No. DA 14-0375, Mont. Sup.; 2015 Mont. LEXIS 399).

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