Most Attys Back Fla. Bar Challenge To Expert Witness Rules

By Nathan Hale (November 24, 2015, 8:28 PM EST) -- A proposal to overturn a 2013 change in the standards for the admissibility of expert testimony in Florida state courts drew the support of more than two-thirds of respondents during a recent comment period, the Florida Bar revealed Tuesday, but several influential groups voiced their opposition.

The request for a second round of input on the controversial issue followed the Florida Bar Board of Governors' decision at its Oct. 26 meeting to table a vote on the measure, which seeks to overturn the Florida Legislature's passage of a law replacing the one-factor Frye standard with the more widely used Daubert standard...

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