Fla. Lawmakers Question Need For Expert-Testimony Update

Law360, Miami (April 25, 2013, 7:48 PM EDT) -- A bill that would update Florida's standards for expert-witness testimony faced scrutiny from the state Senate on Thursday, with members questioning the need and readiness of state courts for the change before amending and positioning the measure for a full vote.

H.B. 7065, already approved by the House and presented as a substitute for the Senate's similar S.B. 1412, would shift the state's standards for evaluating the admissibility of expert witness testimony away from the Frye standard used since 1923 and in line with the Daubert...
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