Eliot Harris

Eliot Harris

Sedgwick LLP

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UPDATE: United States Supreme Court Declines Review of Ninth Circuit Decisions Involving “Any Exposure” Theory and Government...

As reported in our January 2014 edition, the Ninth Circuit en banc affirmed a prior ruling vacating a $10 million jury verdict in an asbestos personal injury action, holding that the Washington federal district court abused...more

11/21/2014 - Asbestos Litigation Daubert Hearing En Banc Review Expert Witness Federal Contractors Jury Verdicts Vacated

Federal Officer Jurisdiction Is Alive and Well: Ninth Circuit Affirms Jurisdiction for Navy Equipment Manufacturer

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' recent opinion in Leite v. Crane Co., 2014 WL 1646924 (9th Cir. April 25, 2014), affirmed a decision by the Hawaii Federal District Court denying a motion to remand after finding that a...more

6/10/2014 - Appeals Asbestos Conflicts of Laws Crane U.S. Navy

Ninth Circuit En Banc Upholds Prior Ruling Vacating $10 Million Asbestos Verdict Over Failure to Conduct Daubert Hearing

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals en banc has affirmed a prior ruling vacating a $10 million jury verdict in an asbestos personal injury action, holding that the Washington federal district court abused its discretion by not...more

2/3/2014 - Asbestos Daubert Hearing Mesothelioma

Slow Down, WA Court Taps the Brakes on Insurer’s Duty to Defend

On January 28, 2014, the Washington Court of Appeals held that an insurer had no duty to defend a motorist under either his homeowners or auto insurance policies when the unambiguous allegations made against the insured...more

1/31/2014 - Car Accident Duty to Defend Insurers Uninsured and Under-Insured Motorists

Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Update: January 2013 - Ninth Circuit Vacates $10 Million Asbestos Verdict, Citing Trial Court’s...

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently vacated a $10 million jury verdict and remanded Barabin v. AstenJohnson, Inc, et. al. back to Washington federal district court for a new trial after concluding that the district...more

1/7/2013 - Abuse of Discretion Asbestos Litigation Daubert Ruling Evidence Expert Witness Reversible Error

Product Liability Advisory - November 2012: Ninth Circuit Vacates $10 Million Asbestos Verdict, Citing Trial Court’s Failure to...

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently vacated a $10 million jury verdict and remanded Barabin v. AstenJohnson, Inc, et. al. back to Washington federal district court for a new trial after concluding that the district...more

12/4/2012 - Daubert Hearing Expert Witness

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