A federal judge in New Jersey dealt a setback to the plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation over human tissue stolen from corpses for use in transplants. The judge on Wednesday granted a defense motion under Daubert to exclude expert testimony on whether the tissue could have transmitted HIV, syphilis, cancer and other diseases. The judge also granted summary judgment for the defense on some causation issues, but held off on ruling on the plaintiffs' Daubert challenge of some defense experts.
Judge Drastically Cuts Expert Testimony in Body-Parts Suit
New Jersey Law Journal
October 24, 2008