Expert Witness Struck, But Treating Physician Stays In Tobacco Death Suit

MIAMI - A federal judge in Florida on Aug. 6 struck a tobacco wrongful death plaintiff's expert on addiction pursuant to Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (509 U.S. 579 $(1993$)) but allowed a plaintiff's treating physician who offered a key diagnosis to testify (Ronnie L. Jacobson, et al. v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al., No. 1:12-cv-23781, S.D. Fla.).

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