Tag Archives: Causation

Sixth Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment, Finds Expert Testimony Improperly Excluded by District Court

As we reported last week, a trend has emerged in the Sixth Circuit with expert witnesses facing difficult challenges so far this year.  Recently, however, one expert survived the more rigorous scrutiny. In V&M Star Steel v. Centimark Corporation, (No. 10-3584) (V&M Star Steel.pdf), V&M sued Centimark Corporation (“Centimark”) alleging breach of contract and negligence stemming … Continue Reading

Divided Daubert Decision Could Have Wide-Reaching Repercussions

In an end-of-the-summer blockbuster, the Sixth Circuit addressed the “often-elusive line between admissible opinion and inadmissible speculation under Rule 702.”  The case could have significant ramifications for products liability cases, particularly in the MDL setting.  Not only does this decision overturn a jury verdict of $20.5 million, but it also signals an uphill battle for plaintiffs seeking to rely upon … Continue Reading

Indirect Injury Not Enough to Support Subprime Mortgage Public Nuisance Claim

The Sixth Circuit has affirmed dismissal of a public nuisance case brought by the City of Cleveland against various companies that financed subprime mortgages in pdf-City of Cleveland v. Ameriquest Mortgage Securities, Case No. 09-3608 (July 27, 2010). Given the recent increase of lawsuits against entities who are farther removed from the plaintiff’s ultimate injury … Continue Reading