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October 21, 2015

Florida Bar Tables Recommendation to Abandon Daubert

The Florida Bar Association has tabled its vote on a recommendation to the Florida Supreme Court to abandon the Daubert Standard after its initial vote was split, due to the lack of criminal legal experts on the committee that studied the issue.

“Lawyers sharply debating whether to preserve the statewide standard for admitting expert testimony focused so tightly on civil cases that they overlooked the criminal field,” reports Legal Newsline. “Criminal defense lawyers on the board called for the delay, arguing that the current standard results in wrongful convictions.”

Last week, we posted about the planned vote, noting ILR’s strong support for Daubert — and the plaintiffs’ bar’s aggressive efforts to abandon it.

Read the full story here.

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