Proposed rule 702 would bring clarity to the admissibility of experts

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By Stephanie Amaru, Rebecca Lee and Emily Huang (April 21, 2022, 2:02 p.m. EDT) – Federal Rule of Evidence 702, which governs the admissibility of expert testimony in federal court, has the potential to make or break whole cases.

To this end, Rule 702 motions—often referred to as Daubert motions after the landmark 1993 United States Supreme Court case, Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals Inc. on the admissibility of expert opinion – are generally presented to limit or exclude expert testimony on the merits. of a case.

Significant textual changes to the rule are expected to be considered by the Supreme Court this fall, which has until May 2023 to approve the changes. The two changes…

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