Washington Daubert Law

David Weil v. Citizens Telecom Services Company, LLC

Hearsay does not include statements offered against a
party, made by that party’s employee on a matter within the
scope of the employee’s employment, so long as the
statement was made while the employee was still employed
by that party. Fed. ... More...
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Estate of Henry Barabin v. AstenJohnson, Inc.

This case requires us to once again consider the district court’s admission of expert testimony at trial. We review the admission of expert testimony at trial for an abuse of discretion. Primiano v. Cook, 598 F.3d 558, 563 (9th Cir. 2010). If the district court improperly admitted the expert testimony, we apply harmless error review to determine whether its decision must be reversed. United Stat... More...   $0 (01-15-2014 - WA)

Henry Barabin v. AstenJohnson, Inc.

AstenJohnson, Inc. (AstenJohnson) and Scapa Dryer Fabrics, Inc. (Scapa), appeal the district court’s entry of judgment in favor of Henry and Geraldine Barabin following a jury trial resolving Henry Barabin’s claim that his mesothelioma was caused by occupational exposure to asbestos. AstenJohnson and Scapa manufactured dryer felts that contained asbestos and that were installed on paper machin... More...   $0 (11-16-2012 - WA)

Julie Anderson v. Akzo Nobel Coatings, Inc.

The trial court in this case ruled that under Washington courts' application of Frye v. United States, 54 App. D.C. 46, 293 F. 1013 (1923), there must be general acceptance in the relevant scientific community that a particular type of in utero toxic exposure can cause a particular type of birth defect before expert testimony on causation is admissible. We disagree. We hold that the Frye tes... More...   $0 (09-28-2011 - WA)

Gerald E. Samuels v. Holland American Line-USA Inc.

Gerald E. Samuels and his children were passengers on a seven-day cruise with the Holland American Line. During the time that the cruise ship was anchored in Cabo San Lucas on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, the Samuels family visited the nearby Lover’s Beach on their own. Samuels was seriously injured by turbulent wave action while in the Pacific Ocean at that location. He sued Holland American, all... More...   $0 (09-02-2011 - WA)

Barbara Jean Phillips v. E.I.DuPont de Nemours & Co.

The origins of this case trace back more than sixty years to the height of World War II when the federal government solicited Appellants E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., General Electric, Inc., UNC Nuclear Industries, Inc., Atlantic Richfield Co., and Rockwell International Corp., (collectively "Defendants") to operate the Hanford Nuclear Weapons Reservation ("Hanford") in southeastern Washingt... More...   $0 (04-09-2008 - WA)

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