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Fairfax Injury Lawyer Brien Roche Addresses Expert Witnesses

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Expert witnesses in Washington DC are governed by the Frye case. Frye holds that expert testimony may be admitted if the scientific principles are sufficiently established to have gained general acceptance in the field in which they belong. The US Supreme Court rejected that standard for expert testimony 20 years ago.

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In federal courts the general standard is that the state of the pertinent art or scientific knowledge permits a reasonable opinion to be asserted i.e. there must be scientific reliability. The federal court must assess whether the reasoning or methodology underlying the testimony is scientifically valid. Scientific validity is a function of whether the theory or technique has been tested, whether it has been subjected to peer review, what the error rate is and whether the theory or technique finds general acceptance in the relevant community.

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The Daubert case sets forth the federal principles. The Frye case is expected to be reviewed by the DC Court of Appeals. The most likely outcome is the adoption of the Daubert standard.

For more information about expert testimony see the other pages on the site and also see the pages on Wikipedia dealing with experts.

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Expert Witnesses DC

Fairfax Injury Lawyer Brien Roche Addresses Expert Witnesses

Brien Roche

Expert witnesses in Washington DC are governed by the Frye case. Frye holds that expert testimony may be admitted if the scientific principles are sufficiently established to have gained general acceptance in the field in which they belong. The US Supreme Court rejected that standard for expert testimony 20 years ago.

Expert Witnesses-Federal

In federal courts the general standard is that the state of the pertinent art or scientific knowledge permits a reasonable opinion to be asserted i.e. there must be scientific reliability. The federal court must assess whether the reasoning or methodology underlying the testimony is scientifically valid. Scientific validity is a function of whether the theory or technique has been tested, whether it has been subjected to peer review, what the error rate is and whether the theory or technique finds general acceptance in the relevant community.

Expert Witnesses-DC

The Daubert case sets forth the federal principles. The Frye case is expected to be reviewed by the DC Court of Appeals. The most likely outcome is the adoption of the Daubert standard.

For more information about expert testimony see the other pages on the site and also see the pages on Wikipedia dealing with experts.

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