Friday, January 21, 2005

HB 2254 would bring Daubert to Virginia?

HB 2254 would amend Va. Code 8.01-401.3 to make it more like the federal standard for the admissibility of expert opinion testimony. I don't know the origins of this proposal, whether it has the support of one or more of the bar groups.

The VTLA has this very detailed issue paper which explains why, in the authors' view, no such amendment is necessary, and that the law derived from the current lineup of Virginia precedents is more fair than Daubert.

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