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09 Jan 2017 Why Daubert in D.C. Matters

  Since the U.S. Supreme Court held that Federal Rule of Evidence 702 superseded the “general acceptance” test more than 20 years ago in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the Daubert standard has governed the admissibility of expert testimony in all federal courts. Gradually, many states have also adopted Daubert. With Motorola, Inc. v. Murray, 2016 WL 6134870 (D.C. Oct. 20, 2016), the District of Columbia becomes the latest holdout jurisdiction expressly dispensing the Frye standard and adopting Rule 702.   In Motorola, the…