Daubert Standard -


Follows modified Daubert applied in civil and criminal cases, and while courts are strongly encouraged to apply Daubert, they are not required to do so. See In re Detention of Rafferty, 2002 WL 31113930 (Iowa App., 2002); See also Ganrud v. Smith, 206 N.W.2d 311 (Iowa 1973) (“Expert testimony is not admissible unless the witness is shown to be qualified and the facts upon which he bases his opinion are sufficient to enable a witness so qualified to express an opinion which is more than a mere conjecture. [] It is not enough that a witness be generally qualified in a certain area, he must also be qualified to answer the particular question propounded.”). Adopted Daubert factors into analysis.