There Is No 'Junk Science' Epidemic In Consumer Litigation

By Leigh O'Dell (May 25, 2021, 5:26 PM EDT) -- For all the talk of "judicial hellholes" and other subjective and biased attacks on judges and juries regularly put forth by big business coalitions, the specter of "junk science" has emerged as a major litigation theme for corporate America.

In defending itself for the marketing of everything from pesticides to pharmaceuticals, the pro-tort reform crowd can be expected to trot out the canard that any science other than that of the defense constitutes junk, as seen in a recent Law360 guest article.

In contrast, the principles of relevancy and reliability set forth in Daubert standards apply to both sides of the...

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