U.S. Supreme Court Victory

On March 18, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States denied the certiorari petition of Dr. David Egilman.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit had affirmed the district court’s exclusion of Dr. Egilman’s testimony and grant of summary judgment to Blackwell Burke client ConAgra in one of the nation’s first consumer “popcorn lung” cases.  By declining Dr. Egilman’s petition, the Supreme Court leaves in place the Ninth Circuit’s decision that affirmed Blackwell Burke’s district court victory.