Fla. Legislature Votes To Shift Expert Testimony Standard

Law360, Miami (April 26, 2013, 3:37 PM EDT) -- Both houses of the Florida Legislature voted Friday to 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 standard currently used in federal courts and numerous states.

The Florida House of Representatives, which had already approved an earlier version of H.B. 7065, ended its week by passing an amended version sent back to it by the state Senate. The upper chamber's favorable vote in the morning — as a substitute for the similar S.B. 1412 — appeared likely but not certain after senators approved...

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