IN RE ACCUTANE LITIGATION (A-25-17) (079958) Daubert Factors Added to New Jersey Methodology-Based ApproachBy firstname.lastname@example.org on 08/03/2018
Cedar Grove, New Jersey – August 3, 2018
Yesterday, the Supreme Court of New Jersey adopted the use of Daubert factors for assessing testimony in cases involving scientific expert testimony. Although the Court clarified the gatekeeping role of trial courts in cases involving scientific expert testimony and medical causation, the Court stopped short of declaring New Jersey a Daubert jurisdiction. Instead, the Court added Daubert to New Jersey’s existing methodology-based approach, which was originally set forth in Landrigan v. Celetex Corp. and Rubanick v. Witco Chemical Corp., and created a flexible framework for determining the admissibility of scientific expert testimony.