Expert Testimony - Admit Or Preclude?

Law360, New York (April 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Where a particular case is venued may have a significant impact on the admissibility of scientific expert opinions.

Historically, Pennsylvania courts have adhered to the Frye standard when determining the admissibility of expert scientific testimony. The Frye standard was established by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in Frye v. United States, 293 F. 1013 (D.C. Cir. 1923).

The Frye test was adopted in Pennsylvania in 1977 and is embodied in Pennsylvania Rule of Evidence 702. The Frye test is also followed...
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