Judge: Psychiatrist May Testify On Driver’s Drug Addiction In Personal Injury Lawsuit

(January 6, 2016, 11:49 AM EST) -- PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Jan. 4 that a psychiatrist but not a forensic pathologist may testify in a personal injury lawsuit regarding a driver’s drug addiction at the time of a motor vehicle accident (Kathy Leister, et al. v. Jewell Transport, Inc., et al., No. 14-1411, E.D. Pa.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 173624).

(Memorandum available. Document #30-160115-024Z.)

On June 22, 2012, Kathy Leister alleged that she and her daughter Kaitlyn Leister were involved in a motor vehicle accident with Nathan Pelletier, who was...
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