Why Daubert Makes Sense At Class Cert. Under Title VII

Law360, New York (July 9, 2010, 4:49 PM EDT) -- A circuit court split emerged this spring over whether the Daubert standard should apply to expert testimony at the class certification stage of civil litigation.

This standard was designed to limit the introduction of junk science in the courtroom by setting guidelines for the requisite relevance and reliability of expert witness testimony and appointing trial judges to act as gatekeepers.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in American Honda Motor Co. Inc. v. Richard Allen et al., came down squarely in support of...
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