Gregory J. DuBoff, Brian D. Schmalzbach, John J. Woolard, Kate Carolyn Ashley and C. Matthew West | McGuireWoods The federal rule of evidence governing expert testimony — Rule 702 — just saw its most significant change in almost 25 years. The new Rule 702, which went into effect Dec. 1, 2023, gives litigants important new… Continue reading Important Changes to Rule 702 and Expert Testimony
Andrew G. Vicknair | The Dispute Resolver Every litigator understands that expert witnesses play a key role in litigation, especially when dealing with construction issues. Expert testimony at trial can be a deciding factor in persuading a judge or jury in your client’s favor. It is so important that, as parties get closer to trial, litigators often… Continue reading The Importance of the Recent Amendment to Rule 702 of the Federal Rules of Evidence
Clifton Gruhn | Carlton Fields On December 1, 2023, Federal Rule of Evidence 702 was amended to “clarify and emphasize” that, before expert witness testimony can be admitted, the proponent must satisfy all the rule’s requirements by a preponderance of the evidence. After receiving more than 500 comments regarding proposed changes, the rule was amended… Continue reading Federal Rule Amendment Clarifies Requirements for Admitting Expert Testimony
Adam Rabinowitz | Attorney At Law Magazine Federal Rules of Evidence 702 governs the admissibility of expert evidence. It’s intended to safeguard the expert testimony presented to the jury. The first amendments to this rule in more than two decades go into effect December 1, 2023, and could affect how courts will admit certain expert… Continue reading Recent Amendments To Rule 702 Could Impact Expert Testimony Admissibility
Claire Fialcowitz and Shannon O’Malley | Zelle In most property insurance coverage litigation, the parties engage experts to elucidate the issues in the case. This is particularly true when there are multiple causes of loss, covered and not covered, that combine to cause the damage claimed. In Texas, when two causes of loss combine to… Continue reading Will Amendment to Rule 702 Affect Property Insurance Coverage Litigation?