Saturday, January 24, 2004

More on Fourth Circuit and expert witnesses

The always excellent Blog 702 says here that the Fourth Circuit issued an unpublished opinion this week upholding the exclusion of expert testimony about how the defects in a ladder on a yacht caused the plaintiffs injuries.

The case is Higginbotham v. KCS Int'l, Inc., a per curiam opinion for the panel of Chief Judge Wilkins and Judges King and Gregory. The court of appeals that the methodology of plaintiff's expert was too speculative for his opinions to be admissible.

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