Supreme Court Asked To Weigh Nonparties' Ability To Appeal

Law360, New York (December 11, 2012, 6:58 PM EST) -- A controversial plaintiffs expert asked the U.S. Supreme Court last week to determine whether nonparties to a suit can appeal a district court ruling, arguing he should be allowed to challenge language a California federal judge used in excluding his testimony from a so-called popcorn lung suit.

Dr. David Egilman is seeking review of the Ninth Circuit's dismissal of his appeal over the exclusion of his testimony from a suit claiming ConAgra Foods Inc. popcorn caused a consumer to suffer severe respiratory damage. Egilman garnered headlines...
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