Month: February 2024

What is the Trial Court’s Role as Gatekeeper of Expert Testimony? New Opinion Sheds Light

February 1, 2024

On January 4, 2024, the Fourth Appellate District issued an opinion reversing a trial court order excluding a plaintiff’s expert witnesses. The opinion clarifies the limits on the trial court’s role as gatekeeper in the admissibility of expert testimony. Background Plaintiff brought the lawsuit under the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (“FELA”), alleging that his father’s…

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