Lawyer Group Asks To Weigh In On Mesothelioma Appeal

By Shayna Posses (August 10, 2017, 9:27 PM EDT) -- The Florida Justice Association urged the state high court Thursday to let it weigh in on efforts to reinstate a mesothelioma sufferer's $8 million verdict in litigation against R.J. Reynolds and an industrial manufacturer, saying an appeals court erred by following the state Legislature's lead and applying the wrong standard for screening expert testimony.

The statewide attorney association offered a proposed amicus brief in support of Richard DeLisle's appeal seeking to revive a favorable jury verdict on claims that he developed mesothelioma due to exposure from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. cigarette filters and Crane Co. gaskets, contending that the Florida Legislature...

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