California Takes a Giant Step Towards Daubert

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There was a major ground shift in California recently – and we’re talking not about an earthquake, but about the law governing the admission of expert testimony.

In a unanimous opinion published Nov. 26, the California Supreme Court came within a hair’s breadth of adopting the federal standard for admission of expert testimony as enunciated by the U.S. Supreme Court in its 1993 opinion, Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals.

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