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Directed verdict and judgment notwithstanding the verdict, FRCP 50

Castles Auto & Truck Serv., Inc. v. Exxon Corp.

The court reverses a district court decision that set aside a jury verdict award of $500,000 in compensatory damages to a service station for the remediation of contamination caused by a neighboring oil company's negligent petroleum...

Schudel v. General Elec. Co.

The court holds that the neurological causation testimony of three expert witnesses in a toxic tort case is inadmissible under Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, 23 ELR 20979 (U.S. 1993). Nine...

Del Monte Dunes at Monterey, Ltd. v. Monterey, City of

The court holds that a city's denial of a developer's permit application to develop 37.6 acres of oceanfront property did not substantially advance a legitimate public purpose and denied the developer all economically viable use of its...

In re Joint E. & S. Dist. Asbestos Litig.

The court holds that a district court erred in setting aside a jury verdict and ruling that plaintiff presented insufficient epidemiological and clinical evidence to support a causal connection between asbestos exposure and colon cancer...