Fla. Attys Lock Horns Over New Expert Witness Standard

Law360, Miami (October 16, 2015, 8:29 PM EDT) -- The Florida Bar is in the midst of fierce debate over a change in state courts' standard for the admissibility of expert testimony, with plaintiffs and defense attorneys at odds over whether the new standard unduly burdens plaintiffs or keeps junk science out of the courtroom.

On Friday, the bar's board of governors tabled a vote on a measure, backed by the state's powerful plaintiffs bar, that seeks to overturn the Florida Legislature's 2013 passage of a law replacing the one-factor Frye standard with the more widely used Daubert standard. Defense attorneys favor the Daubert standard because they say it provides...

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