Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

It is common in criminal and civil court cases that expert testimony is used to explain information to the jury. In many cases, mental health issues may be relevant to the case, and in those cases, a mental health professional may be called as an expert witness to testify about the psychological condition of a party or a defendant. Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 509 U.S. 573 (1993), is a U.S. Supreme Court case that involved the issue of the standard for admissibility of expert witness testimony in federal cases in the United States. The Court ultimately held that the Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE) had superceded the standard that had been in place since 1923 and that the new standard implicit in ...

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