When 'Likely' Does Not Mean 'More Likely Than Not': The Dangers of Allowing Governmental Chemical Classifications and Numeric Risk Assessments at Trial

Mark Fitzsimmons and Leah Quadrino
Bloomberg BNA Product Safety & Liability Reporter
February 6, 2012

Steptoe partner Mark Fitzsimmons, of counsel Leah Quadrino, and BASF Corp’s senior counsel for litigation, Sneha Desai authored an article for Bloomberg BNA’s Product Safety & Liability Reporter titled “When 'Likely' Does Not Mean 'More Likely Than Not': The Dangers of Allowing Governmental Chemical Classifications and Numeric Risk Assessments at Trial.”  The article, published on February 6, examines the potential for misuse of government agency chemical classifications and risk assessments in the context of toxic tort litigation. 

This article also appeared in Bloomberg BNA’s Toxics Law Reporter, Daily Environment Report, and Expert Evidence Report.