February 2006 - So there's a Chance?
From Ryan Foster
of Houston (Ryan A. Foster & Associates), this testimony from a recent deposition in an asbestosis case:
(By defense lawyer): I'll admit that's a tough sentence for me to
intepret. But at least one clause of that sentence says, "smoking alone
can cause in rare cases an ILO score of one over zero. Is that how you
would read it as well?
A: (Expert) Well, it says rarely. But,
yeah, I mean, I suppose if you were ... with all due respect, and I know
you're good at this, okay. But the way you asked reminds me of the
scene in Dumb and Dumber
when Jim Carey asks the girl what are the chances that we'll end up together? And she says ... "one in a million
" and he says, "so there's a chance
." It reminds me of that.