Daubert-Style Gatekeeping In Calif.? Not Quite

Law360, New York (February 26, 2013, 12:42 PM EST) -- The California Supreme Court’s late 2012 decision in Sargon Enterprises v. University of Southern California, 55 Cal. 4th 747 (2012) — which seemingly opens the door to Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals in what is often thought to be one of the nation’s most plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions — has been getting a lot of attention recently. Understandably, defense-oriented counsel are excited that California may be replacing its limited version of Frye v. United States standard with the more rigorous standard employed in federal courts and most states....
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