Maryland Courts Implement Daubert Standard for Admissibility of Expert Testimony

    On August 28, 2020, the Maryland Court of Appeals announced that Maryland state courts will join the majority of U.S. states in utilizing the Daubert standard for admissibility of expert testimony.

    Maryland previously adopted the Frye-Reed standard, which required the basis of the expert’s opinion to be generally accepted as reliable within the expert’s relevant scientific community before an expert opinion was received as evidence. The decision resulted from a ruling in the matter of Stanley Rochkind v. Starlena Stevenson, in which the Maryland Court of Appeals used the Daubert standard to determine the reliability of expert testimony surrounding novel scientific principles.

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