April 29, 2015
JEFFREY CULLUM, Plaintiff-Appellee,
FREDERICK L. LOPATIN, D.O., Defendant-Appellant, and DEARBORN EAR, NOSE, AND THROAT CLINIC, P.C., Defendant
COA: 313739. Wayne CC: 10-007013-NH.
Robert P. Young, Jr., Chief Justice. Stephen J. Markman, Mary Beth Kelly, Brian K. Zahra, Bridget M. McCormack, David F. Viviano, Richard H. Bernstein, Justices.
On order of the Court, the application for leave to appeal the July 10, 2014 judgment of the Court of Appeals is considered. We direct the Clerk to schedule oral argument on whether to grant the application or take other action. MCR 7.302(H)(1). The parties shall file supplemental briefs within 42 days of the date of this order addressing whether: (1) the trial court was required to consider all of the factors outlined in MCL 600.2955(1) in light of Edry v Adelman, 486 Mich. 634; 786 N.W.2d 567 (2010); (2) the trial court abused its discretion in holding that plaintiff's expert's opinion was inadmissible under MRE 702 because it was based on speculation; and (3) the Court of Appeals applied the correct standard of review.
The parties should not submit mere restatements of their application papers.
The Michigan Association for Justice and Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Inc. are invited to file briefs amicus curiae. Other persons or groups interested in the determination of the issues presented in this case may move the Court for permission to file briefs amicus curiae.
The motion to expand the record is DENIED.