Federal Judge Won’t Allow Late Experts, Dooming Ceramics Asbestos Action

(March 10, 2020, 11:17 AM EDT) -- RALEIGH, N.C. — Scheduling orders are not suggestions, and turnover in a law firm’s staffing does not warrant trampling discovery orders to permit the late submission of expert reports, the exclusion of which dooms an asbestos case against a charitable trust promoting the ceramics industry, a federal judge in North Carolina held Jan. 25 (Karen Cahoon, et al. v. Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation, et al., No. 17-63, E.D. N.C., 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 32349)....

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