Insurance Expert Testimony.


Byline: Derek Hawkins

7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Case Name: Varlen Corporation v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

Case No.: 17-3212

Officials: SYKES, BARRETT, and ST. EVE, Circuit Judges.

Focus: Insurance Expert Testimony

Varlen Corporation owned and operated two industrial sites that were found to have significant amounts of groundwater contamination related to the sites' operations. When its insurer, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, refused to indemnify it, Varlen sued. Varlen's case turned on testimony from an expert witness, who was excluded by the district court because he didn't use reliable methods. We agree with the district court's exclusion and affirm its grant of summary judgment...

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