Firm Partner Eric Lasker moderates expert panel on new Scientific Reference Guide.

July 8, 2012

On July 9, 2013, Firm Partner Eric Lasker will be moderating an expert panel on the recently issued, Third Edition of the Federal Judicial Center's Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, to be presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the International Association of Defense Counsel in Ashville, North Carolina. 

The panel will discuss the influence that the Scientific Reference Manual has had on the courts, the new chapters added to the third edition, and the troubling language in the third edition that some observers believe signals a pull back on the protections against junk science set forth in the Daubert trilogy.  The panel discussion will also address the First Circuit's pro-plaintiff Milward decision out of the First Circuit, which is cited repeatedly in the new Scientific Reference Manual and which is discussed in detail here.