Friday, November 24, 2006

Judge to Brockovitch: Get Out of 90210

Via The Legal Reader: Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Wendell Mortimer, Jr., has dismissed claims brought by Masry & Vititoe (the law firm that Erin Brockovich-Ellis calls home) alleging that students exposed to fumes from an oil rig at Beverly Hills High School later developed cancer as a result of the exposures. An explanatory opinion will reportedly follow. The plaintiffs vow to appeal.

The LA Times has more. We wrote about the litigation on 7/18/03 and 9/16/03.


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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.