Legislative Updates

Daubert Standard

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HB 153 requires the state court to adopt the Daubert standard for expert witness testimony. Daubert requires that the opinion is actually reliable as opposed to the current standard that the opinion is generally accepted in the scientific community. The Daubert standard is the superior of the two regarding the admission of expert testimony in order to make sure experts are giving proper testimony. The Senate approved the measure and it is headed to the Governor’s desk.