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Expert Advice,
California Courts of Appeal

May 17, 2023

California appellate court decision reaffirms the vital gatekeeping responsibility of trial courts

Expert opinions rife with methodological issues could result in a complete dismissal of the litigation.

Last month, in Onglyza Prod. Cases, 307 Cal. Rptr. 3d 480, 2023 WL 3001055 (Ct. App. 2023), the California Court of Appeal issued a significant decision in a products liability Judicial Council Coordination Proceeding, when it affirmed a trial court’s order excluding plaintiffs’ general causation expert and entering summary judgment for defendants. The Onglyza case highlights the trial court’s essential gatekeep...

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