Physician James Lockey testified Wednesday afternoon about a pair of studies examining symptoms of asbestos exposure in workers at an O.M. Scott plant in Marysville, Ohio. The plant used Libby vermiculite in its gardening products. Under direct examination from prosecutor Kris McLean, Lockey testified that some of the workers suffered localized plaques, diffuse thickening and [...]
Day in and day out, the court heard testimony from government witness and former Grace employee Robert Locke this week, only to see Locke accused of perjury on what was to be his last day under cross-examination. Court is now in recess for a full week as Judge Donald Molloy considers striking all or some [...]
Continuing his cross-examination of Robert Locke, defense attorney David Bernick attempted to cast doubt on the completeness of Locke’s previous testimony, his general recollection of his own words and writings, and the relevance of various studies reviewed by Locke and prosecutor Kris McLean under direct examination.
Some of the most antagonistic exchanges seen so far in [...]
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 [...]
Dr. Julie Yang said that during her time as a chemist at W.R. Grace, she was moved to request the so-called “Hamster study” after learning about tremolite asbestos from numerous scientific journals, colleagues and her own testing.
Judge Donald Molloy kicked off the post-lunch proceedings by stating that he would allow the much-contested government exhibit 144A. [...]
During the late morning direct examination of Dr. Julie Yang, a W.R. Grace & Co. chemist, prosecutor Kris McLean introduced about 25 exhibits during two hours. Each contained a variation of a document, report, or request that Dr. Yang either wrote or received during the late 1970s in regard to product testing of Libby tremolite.
With minutes left the morning session, government prosecutor McLean offered a memo written by expert witness Dr. Julie Yang for evidence that set defense attorney Bernick on fire. As the two wrangled over its relevance and legality, Judge Donald Molloy sighed and dismissed the jury for lunch. He then took to mediating the intense [...]
Court was called to order this morning with Dr. Daniel Teitelbaum on the stand. Judge Molloy was careful through his testimony to explain to the jury that Dr. Teitelbaum could not testify as an expert witness. Judge Molloy instructed the jury that Dr. Teitelbaum could only testify as a fact witness about the [...]
Daniel Teitelbaum and Julie Yang spent the early morning session on Thursday testifying about medical evidence and the creation of a key research study used by Grace.
Teitelbaum was the founder of Poison Lab, a Denver-based company that did asbestos testing for W.R. Grace in the late ’70s. e was a former Grace researcher and [...]