|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 25 Oct 2012 20:51:48 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VOCs: Air Force ruled again not responsible for Myrtle Beach (SC) plume|
Federal judges question validity of AVX appeal in Myrtle Beach
By David Wren Myrtle Beach Sun News October 25, 2012A panel of federal appeals court judges indicated this week they have no intention of overturning a lower court's ruling and granting electronics components manufacturer AVX Corp. a new trial in a groundwater contamination case here.
AVX claims U.S. District Court Judge Terry Wooten made a legal error in a trial last year in Florence when he allowed Dennis O'Connell to testify as an expert witness about trichloroethylene, or TCE, contamination in groundwater at and near the company's 17th Avenue South facility.
Kevin Dunlap, a Spartanburg lawyer representing AVX, told the appeals court this week that O'Connell - who was a witness for the U.S. government - is a sediments expert and doesn't have enough experience with TCE and groundwater to qualify as an expert in this case.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2012/10/25/3135126/federal-judges- question-validity.html
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