Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Judge Sets Limitations On Testimony About Internal Benzene Study

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Judge Sets Limitations On Testimony About Internal Benzene Study

DETROIT - Witnesses for Safety-Kleen Systems Inc. may testify about an internal benzene-content study of its 105 Solvent to the extent it explains actions they took, a U.S. magistrate judge in Michigan said in a Feb. 4 order regarding the upcoming trial of the widow of a Ford Motor Co. mechanic, but the study must survive Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (509 U.S. 579 $(1993$)) scrutiny if the company wants to draw any scientific conclusions from it (Judith A. Hendrian v. Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., No. 08-14371, E.D. Mich., Southern Div.).

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