• Posts by Brittany D. Shoaff

    Brittany D. Shoaff focuses her practice on trials involving complex business litigation matters, including toxic torts.


Analyzes a California appellate court ruling that corporate representative witnesses can only testify about matters within their personal knowledge or based upon admissible evidence.


Evaluates the methodology EPA used to assess the risks associated with using chrysotile asbestos in removing and replacing sheet gaskets and brake linings


Recently, Alameda County Superior Court in California conducted a jury trial on a products liability claim for asbestos exposures. The jury selection process was carried out electronically via Zoom, and the entire trial was conducted virtually. Several issues were raised about conducting the trial remotely, including judge, jurors, witness, and/or counsel speaking without muting and jurors being inattentive (e.g., handling other tasks while the trial was being conducted). Nonetheless, the trial went forward and the jury deliberated via teleconference. After the ...

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