Daubert Standard -


In Massachusetts, Commonwealth v. Lanigan, 641 N.E.2d 1342 (Mass. 1994) adopted the Daubert factors. “We accept the basic reasoning of the Daubert opinion because it is consistent with our test of demonstrated reliability. We suspect that general acceptance in the relevant scientific community will continue to be the significant, and often the only, issue. We accept the idea, however, that a proponent of scientific opinion evidence may demonstrate the reliability or validity of the underlying scientific theory or process by some other means, that is, without establishing general acceptance.” Id. at 1349.