Judge: Expert’s Opinion On Causation Of Insured’s Motor Vehicle Injuries Is Unreliable
(September 22, 2015, 10:58 AM EDT) -- ORLANDO, Fla. — An insured seeking uninsured motorist (UM) benefits failed to show that his expert’s testimony on causation is based on sufficient facts and data or that it is the product of a reliable methodology, a Florida federal judge ruled Sept. 18 (William Scott Carmody v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., No. 14-830, M.D. Fla.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 125056).
(Order available. Document #30-151009-007R.)
On Sept. 22, 2011, William Scott Carmody alleged that Jennifer R. Vause negligently “rear-ended” the vehicle he occupied. Carmody claimed...