Pa. Justices Reaffirm Asbestos Exposure Testimony Standard

Law360, Philadelphia (September 27, 2013, 7:56 PM ET) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday reaffirmed several guiding principles in asbestos exposure cases, including the dismissal of the ‘every breath’ theory, as it issued an order overturning a decision that reduced the burden plaintiffs must bear when presenting expert testimony on causation.

Acting on consent of the parties involved in the appeal, the justices overturned a decision by the Superior Court that allowed plaintiffs in asbestos exposure cases to rely on expert affidavits to survive summary judgment bids instead of having to submit direct evidence...
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