While a host of parties is urging the New Jersey Supreme Court to adopt the Daubert standard for admissibility of expert testimony, some lawyers say a change is unnecessary.
An assortment of large employers, business groups and law professors asked the state’s highest court last month to adopt the Daubert standard in amicus briefs for a mass tort concerning the acne drug Accutane. The pro-Daubert campaign consists of four amicus briefs in In Re: Accutane Litigation, where Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. is seeking to overturn an Appellate Division decision finding testimony from plaintiffs’ experts admissible.
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