In an attempt to discredit the testimonies of prosecutorial expert witnesses, Dr. Saresh Moolgavkar, an epidemiologist and witness for the defense, suggested Thursday afternoon that the Environmental Protection Agency had overestimated the environmental exposure risks for the community of Libby, Mont.
“There is … no evidence of an increased risk at Libby from environmental exposure,” [...]
Using documents related to the controversial testimony of witness Robert Locke, the defense argued Tuesday afternoon that the government’s case against W.R. Grace was based on inference and not fact.
“The counsel is drawing connections that may or may not be real,” defense attorney David Bernick said.
The defense’s argument centered on the idea that the [...]
Witness Robert Locke found himself accused of perjury and theft in a fierce cross-examination by defense attorney Thomas Frongillo Thursday afternoon.
Frongillo, representing defendant Robert Bettacchi, alleged that Locke had lied to the jury about a conversation he supposedly had with Bettacchi and that he had stolen company documents.
In his cross-examination, Frongillo suggested that Grace documents [...]
With a sigh of relief and a smile, former Grace chemist Dr. Julie Yang finished her testimony in court Thursday afternoon.
“No more questions, this is great! I’m going home,” Yang said to laughter in the courtroom.
Under both cross-examination and redirect, Yang spent the latter half of the afternoon explaining the delicacy and expertise required to count and [...]