Wash. Court Rejects Challenges to Admissibility of Expert Testimony in Asbestos Case

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SEATTLE –– A Washington federal court has rejected challenges to expert testimony in an asbestos exposure suit, concluding that the opinions proffered by a number of experts are both “reliable and helpful.”

In the Nov. 30 opinion, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington found that Todd Shipyard’s challenges to the experts go to the weight of the evidence, and not the admissibility of the testimony.

The plaintiffs filed the lawsuit on behalf of John Dale Wineland, contending that his work as a fireman and engineman while serving in the U.S. Navy for more than 15 …


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