Expert’s Results-Driven Methodology Leads to Exclusion and Summary Judgment in Paraquat MDL

An expert witness is not supposed to pick a desired result and then reverse engineer inputs and methods that reach that result. As the Ninth Circuit observed 30 years ago, “[c]oming to a firm conclusion first and then doing research to support it is the antithesis of [the scientific] method.” Claar v. Burlington Northern R.R. Co., 29 F.3d 499, 502-03 (9th Cir. 1994). A recent opinion from the Southern District of Illinois offers a fine example of an expert with a results-driven approach and a…
By: Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
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