7th Circ. Drops Sanctions Against Expert In Tire Case

Law360, New York (July 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has knocked down part of a district court’s order that imposed a $100,000 fine and other sanctions against an expert for plaintiffs in one of the product liability suits against Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC and Ford Motor Co.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday determined that the district court had subject-matter jurisdiction, but had not provided the expert with adequate notice and an opportunity to be in heard in the matter that resulted in the...
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