LOS ANGELES - A trial judge did not err in barring an asbestos expert from testifying regarding publications not in evidence nor in limiting cross-examination of two defense witnesses in a trial netting a defense verdict for automobile manufacturers, a California appeals panel held Oct. 30 (Christie Steiner, as successor in interest, etc. v. Volkswagen Group of America Inc., et al., Nos. B236532, B240488, Calif. App., 2nd Dist., Div. 6).