Excluding Dangerous Experts

Filed Under: Articles, Mesothelioma, Toxic Tort & Product LIability Defense

When we were first asked to try asbestos cases, one-time peripheral defendants were under siege. Plaintiffs’ counsel had worked with their experts to develop “studies” purporting to show that working with products historically thought safe were instead very dangerous.  If we were to win these cases, we would need effective attacks (1) to exclude the…

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Challenging Causation Evidence

Filed Under: Articles, Causation Evidence, Chrysotile, Mesothelioma, Toxic Tort & Product LIability Defense

Starting in 2001, we began developing evidence for a defense that had long been around in the asbestos litigation, but was not then actively asserted in most Texas cases.  New research that had largely gone unnoticed supported the proposition that chrysotile, a type of asbestos used in many products, was not a cause of the…

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Judgment Reversed for Lack of Causation Proof

Filed Under: Articles, Causation Evidence, Mesothelioma, Toxic Tort & Product LIability Defense

We represented Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC in an appeal of a judgment against Garlock entered by the US District Court in Louisville, Kentucky.  The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed the judgment and effectively rendered judgment against the plaintiff in Garlock’s favor. The plaintiff, Olwen Moeller, individually and as executrix for…

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