Walmart Asks NJ Justices To Nix Rule Barring Medical Terms

By Bill Wichert (September 13, 2018, 7:59 PM EDT) -- Walmart Stores Inc. urged the New Jersey Supreme Court Thursday to strike down a bright-line rule set by a state appellate panel barring the use of terms like "somatization" and "symptom magnification" by experts in civil jury trials to convey that personal injury claims are inconsistent with objective medical evidence.

Walmart attorney Michael K. Furey of Day Pitney LLP said the panel erred in establishing that rule as part of its decision last year upending a jury verdict in favor of the retail giant and ordering a new trial on the grounds that  such defense expert testimony unfairly impugned plaintiff Alexandra...

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