Wednesday, November 19, 2003

3d Circuit Limits Testimony from Three Experts in Products Case

The Third Circuit has upheld the trial court's limitations on testimony from three plaintiffs' experts in a products case. See Calhoun v. Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., No. 02-4098 (3d Cir. Nov. 18, 2003) (Scirica, Rendell, & Ambro, JJ.).
Fed. R. Evid. 702: 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, if (1) the testimony is based upon sufficient facts or data, (2) the testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods, and (3) the witness has applied the principles and methods reliably to the facts of the case.