October 06, 2014 Articles

So You Think You're an Expert on Experts?

Test your knowledge on some of the most influential cases involving expert witnesses by taking our quiz.

By Jason Elster

So you think you're an expert on experts? Test your knowledge on some of the most influential cases involving expert witnesses by taking our quiz. Answers to the quiz can be found at the bottom of the page. Good luck!

1. In Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, on what grounds did the United States Court of Appeals conclude that the plaintiff's expert testimony was inadmissible?

A. It did not meet the "general acceptance" requirement.
B. Its assumptions were not tested using scientific methodology.
C. The data used to support the expert's opinion was invalid.
D. The expert's experience was not directly relevant to the case.

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