The New Jersey Supreme Court is set to rule soon as to whether to adopt the Daubert standard for admissibility of expert witness testimony.

Tanenbaum Keale LLP associate Timothy R. Freemanrecently wrote an article “The Time Is Right For New Jersey To Adopt Daubert” for Law360(subscription required), in which he examines why the New Jersey Supreme Court should rule in favor of adopting the Daubert Standard, which is currently utilized by all federal courts and a majority of state courts.

If the Daubert standard is not adopted, New Jersey will remain adherent to the Frye standard, which “is much less stringent, requiring little analysis of the reliability of proffered expert testimony before it is presented to the jury.”