TACOMA, Wash. - A Washington appeals panel on Oct. 29 upheld a defense verdict in an auto accident injury action, holding that the trial court did not commit reversible error by declining to exclude a defense expert's testimony (Cathy Johnston-Forbes v. Dawn Matsunaga, No. 43078-9-II, Wash. App., Div. 2; 2013 Wash. App. LEXIS 2569).