Jim Ray Quoted in <ital>ABA Journal</ital> Article on Toxic Torts
Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Group lawyer James P. Ray was quoted in the article “Why toxic torts are hard to litigate and win,” featured in the November 2018 issue of the ABA Journal, the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association (ABA). The article focuses on toxic torts and the reasons why successfully litigating them can be difficult. One explanation offered by the article is the Daubert standard, which governs whether an expert witness’s opinion is admissible in court. The piece indicates that “[e]xpert witnesses are vital for proving a toxic tort case—which often involves substantial science—but the Daubert standard gives the other side a way to discredit and exclude those witnesses.” “’It’s sort of my belief that these type of cases are won or lost at the Daubert stage,’ says James Ray, an environmental litigator and partner at Robinson & Cole in its Hartford, Connecticut, office and a former co-chair of the [ABA] litigation section’s Environmental & Energy Litigation Committee.” Jim goes on to share insight on how causation can also drag out toxic tort cases. Read the full article.