Plaintiff May Admit Evidence Of Separate Lawsuit For Punitives Phase, Judge Says
(February 26, 2016, 2:07 PM EST) -- JOPLIN, Mo. — A federal judge in Missouri on Feb. 24 ruled that a plaintiff in a chemical injury case could not admit into evidence another similar lawsuit in an attempt to show causation; however, it could be used to show “the reprehensibility of the defendants’ conduct” regarding punitive damages (Jodelle L. Kirk v. Schaeffler Group USA Inc., et al., No. 13-5032, W.D. Mo.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22149).
(Opinion available. Document #15-160301-019Z.)
Jodelle L. Kirk sued Schaeffler Group USA Inc., FAG Holding LLC and...