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...