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Pennsylvania Courts Clarify Expert Testimony Admissibility Standard

The admissibility standard to which expert opinions have been held in Pennsylvania has just been clarified. In a recent decision addressing the application of Frye v. United States, 293 F. 1013 (D.C.Cir.1923), the...more

Sargon Enterprises, Inc. v. University of Southern California: A New “Gatekeeper” Role for the Admission of Expert Testimony in...

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

Florida Expert Evidence 2.0 - The Frye to Daubert Upgrade

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 Adopts More Stringent Standard For Expert Witnesses

Florida recently joined the federal courts and 40 other states in adopting the Daubert standard for admissibility of expert testimony....more

Florida Legislature Adopts Daubert

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

Legislature Amends Evidence Code Provisions Governing Admission Of Expert Testimony

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

Florida Poised to Scrap Frye and become a Daubert Jurisdiction

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. ...more

Seagulls on the Water?¹ Has California Supreme Court Indicated A Major Change in Direction for the Admissibility of Expert Opinion...

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

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