Fla. High Court Urged To Adopt Daubert For Asbestos Case

The Washington Legal Foundation urged the Florida Supreme Court Wednesday to adopt a stricter standard for screening expert testimony as it considers whether to reinstate a mesothelioma sufferer's $8 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds and an industrial manufacturer.

In an amicus brief supporting R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Crane Co., the nonprofit public interest firm says the court should apply the so-called Daubert standard on state courts when determining whether to allow expert testimony underpinning the jury verdict in favor of Richard DeLisle, who claims he...

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