Florida Supreme Court Implements ‘Daubert’ Evidence Standard After High Court Turnaround

On May 23, the Florida Supreme Court announced that the Daubert standard would be the new evidentiary standard to be applied for admissibility of expert testimony. In doing so, the new court reversed the ruling of a prior decision of the court which had adhered to the Frye standard.

Daubert stems from a 1993 U.S. Supreme Court decision, including a five-prong test to weigh the scientific validity of expert witness testimony. It creates a higher bar for experts, who must attend a hearing before they’re allowed to testify. Under the Frye standard, experts can testify based on their opinion, bringing evidence that could be somewhat new or novel, not necessarily repeatable or peer-reviewed.

Read the full court opinion here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1q09dIUFmHdNp6KbkQDL63fV2c43EQmfK/view

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