Expert Witness- Daubert Reform: H.B. 153 (2017)
Increases the standards for admitting expert evidence by adopting the
Increases the standards for admitting expert evidence by adopting the Daubert standard. Specifically, the legislation establishes that an expert witness may testify if: (1) the expert’s specialized knowledge will help the trier of fact to understand the evidence; (2) the testimony is based on sufficient facts or data; (3) the testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods; and (4) the expert has reliably applied the principles and methods to the facts of the case.
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