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The Daubert Standard In Fla. — 2 Years On

Thanks to Florida’s game-changing adoption of the Daubert standard for the admissibility of expert opinions, practitioners now have a new strategic tool available to them.

Gone are the admissibility of pure opinion testimony and the limited opportunity to challenge the validity of scientific evidence prior to it being presented to a jury. Florida judges are now required to act as gatekeepers, charged with evaluating the admissibility of scientific evidence pursuant to a three-part test. While the game is relatively new in the state, practitioners should feel some comfort when they take the field given the body of case law on Daubert.