What is the likely effect of the California Supreme Court’s decision in Sargon Enterprises, Inc. v. University of Southern California (“USC”), 55 Cal. 4th 747 (2012), on the admissibility of expert testimony in California?...more
On June 4, 2013, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed HB 70151 (renumbered as Chapter 2013-107) into law amending Florida Statutes §§ 90.702 and 90.704 to conform with the federal evidentiary standard articulated in Daubert v....more
Florida recently joined the federal courts and 40 other states in adopting the Daubert standard for admissibility of expert testimony....more
Florida’s legislature recently amended the state’s evidence code to adopt the Daubert standard for admissibility of expert testimony. Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s abandonment of the Frye “general acceptance” standard in...more
The Florida Legislature passed House Bill 7015, dealing with expert testimony, which has been signed into law by Governor Scott. Chapter 2013-107, Laws of Florida, amends Florida’s evidence code to conform to Rule 702 of the...more
In cases involving scientific or novel evidence, defendants have long been at a disadvantage in Florida due to its very liberal application of the Frye standard. It appears this is about to change.
California courts have generally granted qualified experts wide latitude in permitting their opinion testimony to be heard by a jury. In the recent case of Sargon Enterprises, Inc. v University of Southern California (2012)...more