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October 16, 2015

ILR, Business Groups Support Protecting Daubert Standard in Florida

The Orlando Sentinel reports on the efforts of the business community, including the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, to protect the Daubert Standard in Florida courts. On Friday, the state bar association will vote on a recommendation to the Florida Supreme Court to abandon the standard.

Who’s supporting that recommendation? Not surprisingly, the plaintiffs’ bar, led by plaintiffs’ firm Morgan & Morgan. Twenty-seven out of 80 letters opposing the Daubert standard have been submitted by attorneys at the firm.

“Support for the Daubert rule is coming from business groups and defense counsel, including the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform,” reports the Sentinel.

“The plaintiff lawyers are only concerned that the Daubert standard will knock out cases that are not based on sound science and methodology,” said William Large, president the Florida Justice Reform Institute.

Read the full story here.

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