Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Class Action Announced over Lead in D.C. Water

Lawyers from Paul Hastings, Janofsky & Walker have announced the filing of what appears to be the first class action complaint over lead contamination in D.C. drinking water. The suit seeks damages and injunctive relief.
Fed. R. Evid. 702: If scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will assist the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education, may testify thereto in the form of an opinion or otherwise, if (1) the testimony is based upon sufficient facts or data, (2) the testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods, and (3) the witness has applied the principles and methods reliably to the facts of the case.