Sargon Enterprises V. USC: A Step Toward Daubert

Law360, New York (January 24, 2013, 12:41 PM EST) -- In Sargon Enterprises Inc. v. University of Southern California, 55 Cal. 4th 747 (2012), the California Supreme Court clarified the standards that govern the admissibility of expert opinion testimony under California Evidence Code §§ 801(b) and 802. In a new development for California admissibility law, the Supreme Court’s decision also makes plain that in conducting the foundational assessment required by the California Evidence Code, trial courts should draw upon the scientific and technical evidence admissibility principles developed by the federal courts under Daubert v. Merrell Dow...
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