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Judge Allows Asbestos Expert’s Testimony; Evidence Need Not Be Perfect Fit

Mealey's (October 12, 2016, 1:05 PM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — Studies conducted in a more confined environment than the workplace in question are admissible because such evidence need not fit the facts of the case precisely under Daubert, a federal judge in Louisiana held Oct. 11 in largely declining to reject an asbestos expert’s testimony (William C. Bell, et al. v. Foster Wheeler Energy Corp., et al., No. 15-6394, E.D. La.).

(Opinion available.  Document #30-161111-034Z.)

William Bell served in the U.S. Navy in various positions in the 1960s, including engineman, machinery repairman and...
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