Recent Eleventh Circuit Decisions Under Federal Rule of Evidence 702

The Eleventh Circuit has issued several recent decisions under Rule 702 of the Federal Rules of Evidence, further expanding the prodigious case law that finds its source in Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharm., Inc., 509 U.S. 579 (1993). None of the cases breaks new ground, so far as this author can determine. The decisions instead walk established paths under Rule 702, confirming doctrinal conclusions that have been reached before. Nor do these cases treat appellate issues — apart from reciting the applicable standard of review. Given Daubert’s prominent role in civil litigation, though, we thought it might be valuable to readers to digest these cases here.

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