Joe Babington Presents Paper Co-Authored With Sam Rosten On Trend In The Admission Of Expert Testimony

On June 11, 2015, at the annual meeting of the Trial Attorneys of America in Chicago, firm member Joseph P. H. Babington presented a paper entitled “Assault on the Gatekeeper?: A Discussion of the Ninth Circuit’s Recent Pomona Decision and other Judicial Shortcomings in Applying Rule 702 and Daubert.”  The presentation focused on the ways that some federal courts are ignoring or misapplying the text of Fed. R. Evid. 702 and the revised admissibility standards for expert testimony following the United States Supreme Court’s Daubert trilogy and presented tactics for combatting this trend.  Mr. Babington successfully argued for petitioners in the final case of the trilogy, Kumho Tire Co. v. Carmichael, 526 U. S. 137 (1999).  Firm associate Samuel C. Rosten co-authored the paper presented by Mr. Babington.  TAA is a national products liability defense group limited to 200 members.