Icing On the Cake

April 22, 2014

  • 157 Evidence
  • 157XII Opinion Evidence
  • 157XII(D) Examination of Experts
  • 157k555 Basis of Opinion
  • 157k555.2 k. Necessity and Sufficiency.

157 EvidenceWhile a definitive study on general causation is not a prerequisite to the admissibility of an expert opinion, the scientific data an expert relies upon is not merely icing on the cake, but, rather, the district court must determine whether the gap between the scientific data and the opinions offered is simply too great to assist the trier of fact.

Leake v. United States, 843 F.Supp.2d 554 (E.D. Pa. 2011)