Post-Verdict Defense Judgment in Asbestos Litigation
April 2015 –
Trial Counsel Robert S. Deutsch and Nancy L. Pennie and post-trial motion authors Ms. Pennie, Elliott J. Zucker and Oded Burger achieved a post-verdict dismissal of all personal injury claims against their client. The defense successfully established that plaintiffs’ experts impermissibly based their causation opinions on invalid assumptions and therefore lacked proper foundation. As a result, the trial judge struck plaintiffs’ experts’ unsupported causation opinions and rendered a defense judgment vacating an $11 million verdict. A copy of the decision and order is available on the court’s website.