Pa. Justices Will Hear Suit Alleging Cancer-Pesticide Link

Law360 (March 6, 2019, 3:02 PM EST) -- The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania will hear a wrongful-death suit against multiple pesticide manufacturers including BASF Corp. and Monsanto and weigh whether a lower court improperly tossed experts' testimony.

Pennsylvania's highest court announced Tuesday that it would review the case, which seeks to link late golf course groundskeeper Thomas J. Walsh's 40 years of work with pesticides to his terminal illness, centered on the question of whether lower courts properly handled testimony from the plaintiff's experts.

The Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas had struck the experts' testimony as unsupported under the Frye Standard, which requires that experts giving novel scientific...

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