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Missouri Daubert Legislation

Missouri Daubert Legislation

Rep. Kevin Corlew, R-Kansas City, has proffered legislation which would bring Missouri into compliance with the Daubert standard for expert testimony. Based on the US Supreme Court decision Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, HB 1676 would place Missouri in alignment with federal courts and two-thirds of US states. While the bill is not currently on […]

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Daubert v. Frye

Daubert v. Frye

The debate over Daubert v. Frye expert witness standards continues with Florida at the center of the argument. The Daubert standard arose from the Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals case of 1993 and offered an updated rule of evidence regarding the admissibility of expert witnesses’ testimony. Florida attorneys are divided in supporting the state Evidence Code adopting the Daubert standard which would replace the older and more lenient Frye standard. While federal courts as well as many state courts have shifted to the Daubert standard, there are attorneys who want the Florida Bar to recommend that the Florida Supreme Court reject the amendment adopting Daubert.

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Florida State Bar Board Of Governors To Vote On Daubert

Florida State Bar Board Of Governors To Vote On Daubert

The Florida State Bar will vote Friday on a recommendation to the Florida Supreme Court to abandon the Daubert standard. The state’s evidence code was amended in 2013, replacing the Frye standard with the Daubert standard. But a year ago the Florida Bar’s Code and Rules of Evidence Committee rejected the new rule. The issue is on the State Bar Board of Governors agenda October 16, 2015.

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