Daubert v Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals Inc: 28 Jun 1993

United States Supreme Court – The court considered the Federal Rules of Evidence in the use of expert or skilled evidence: ‘If scientific, technical or other specialized knowledge will assist the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education, may testify thereto in the form of an opinion or otherwise.’


(1993) 509 US 579, 43 F3d 13, 113 SCt 2786, 125 L Ed 2, 61 USLW 4805, (1993) 27 Idaho 2797, 125 L Ed 2d 469, 27 USPQ2d 1200


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Updated: 16 May 2022; Ref: scu.606455