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William A. Ruskin: Frye Decision In BMW Case Results In Exclusion Of Plaintiff's Experts
Posted on 25 Jan 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin In a thoughtful decision handed down in Reeps v. BMW of North America, LLC , 2012 N.Y. Slip Op.33030(u) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], on December 16, 2012 in New York County Supreme Court, the Hon. Louis... Read More

California Appeals Court Reinstates $6.5 Million Actos Verdict; Expert Back In
Posted on 17 Jul 2015 by Tom Moylan

LOS ANGELES — (Mealey’s) A California appeals court panel on July 16 reinstated a $6.5 million Actos bladder cancer verdict, finding that the trial court erred in excluding the plaintiffs’ causation expert in a post-verdict ruling (... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Toxic Tort Plaintiff's Feet Held To Fire On Causation Evidence In New York
Posted on 1 Nov 2012 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin New York's appellate courts continue to hold toxic tort plaintiffs and their experts to rigorous standards when it comes to proof of causation. To escape an adverse summary judgment ruling, it is not enough for a plaintiff... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Environmental Diminution Of Property Value And The Creative Plaintiff Valuation Expert
Posted on 22 Apr 2014 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin When a homeowner brings a multi-count toxic tort case alleging that a corporate defendant’s discharge of toxic substances from its facility contaminated his property, the diminution of property value claim is often the only... Read More