Case Detail

Delisle v. Crane Co.
On September 20, 2017, WLF filed an amicus brief in the Florida Supreme Court urging it to retain the most reliable standard for admitting expert evidence. The case arises from a negligence suit alleging that the plaintiff’s exposure over many years to asbestos products manufactured by multiple defendants caused the plaintiff’s mesothelioma. WLF asks the Florida Supreme Court to retain Daubert as the superior evidentiary standard over the deficient Frye test. While the Frye test examines only the methodology used by an expert witness, Daubert goes further by requiring judges to also look at the expert’s application of that methodology. Daubert is also superior, WLF’s brief explains, because it requires judges to examine the reliability of all expert evidence, not just evidence derived from “new or novel” methodologies.
Case Status:
Awaiting oral argument.
More Information and Downloads:
9/20/2017: Download the Brief

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