IAAI seeks clarification of "expert testimony" ruling

02/01/1998
IAAI seeks clarification of "expert testimony" rulingThe International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) has filed an Amicus Brief ("friend of the court") in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in the case of Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company v. Benfield (U.S.C.A. No. 97-2138). The trial court refused to allow the fire investigator hired by Michigan Millers to testify, on the basis that he "was not even qualified to render an opinion in court because he allegedly failed to meet the standard of the United States Supreme Court ruling in [Daubert v. Merrel Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 509 U.S. 579, 113 S.Ct. 2786, 125 L.Ed.2d 469 (1993, WL 224478)]," exp...

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