Sword or Shield: Daubert Evidence Standard Takes Immediate Effect in Florida

On May 23, 2019, the Florida Supreme Court adopted the Florida Legislature's Daubert amendments to the Florida Evidence Code. In a per curiam opinion, the high court ruled that earlier "grave constitutional concerns" over the rule now “appear unfounded.” The ruling made Florida the latest to adopt the arguably more stringent Daubert standard used in federal court, and move from Frye.