It's been all over the news this morning, but in case you haven't heard:
According to the AP as published on the San Jose Mercury News website (free registration required), a Manhattan Beach, California family has settled with defendants for $22.6 million, making the settlement the largest one in the history of toxic-mold litigation. The parents alleged that various defendants were responsible for causing brain damage to their child as a result of mold forming in the family's newly-constructed home; the defense countered that the child is autistic and that there is no know cause of autism.
The case settled after the trial judge ruled that 10 of the 17 defense experts would not be allowed to testify.
This latest result follows other highly-visible toxic-mold litigation outcomes, which have been mixed. See "TOXIC MOLD" under "CATEGORIES" on the right-hand side of this page.