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...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!