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Michigan Supreme Court addresses asbestos and the admission of expert testimony

June 25, 2007

The Michigan Supreme Court let stand a lower court’s decision to admit expert testimony even though the expert’s conclusions were at variance with fifteen separate epidemiological studies which had found no increased incidence of mesothelioma among brake mechanics.

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief

January 11, 2006

NCLC urged the Michigan Court of Appeals to reverse the trial court’s refusal to require epidemiological evidence of mesothelioma being caused by exposure to asbestos while occupied as a mechanic. In its brief, NCLC wondered why, in asbestos cases, epidemiological evidence is not relevant whereas in other kinds of cases, epidemiological evidence is routinely employed in resolving cases.

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