Fla. House Passes New Standards On Expert Witnesses

Law360, Miami (April 18, 2013, 6:07 PM EDT) -- The Florida House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill that would bring the state's standards for evaluating the admissibility of expert witness testimony in line with the Daubert standard used in federal courts.

After two days of heated debate on the House floor, the legislators voted 75-42 to pass H.B. 7015, which would shift the state from the Frye standard, followed since 1923, to the Daubert standard, which is more stringent and gives judges greater control over whether to admit expert testimony.

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