Lockheed Can't Nix Scientist Testimony In Sludge Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (June 28, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday denied Lockheed Martin Corp.'s bid to exclude a scientist's testimony supporting the islands' claims that an alumina refinery the aerospace giant formerly owned leaked toxic sludge into the groundwater, saying the testimony doesn’t draw unfair conclusions about toxicity levels.

Lockheed had sought to exclude opinion testimony by Dr. Bradley Sample, arguing that Sample selectively tested areas most affected by toxins at the company's now-defunct St. Croix refinery to present an overall negative picture of conditions at...
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