Supreme Court Affirms 'Gatekeeper' Duty of Trial Courts for Expert Evidence

Business Valuation UpdateVol. 5 No. 5
Legal and Court Case Update
May 1999
3011 Tires and Inner Tubes
326211 Tire Manufacturing (except Retreading)
expert testimony

Kumho Tire Co. v. Carmichael
119 S. Ct. 1167,1999 U.S. LEXIS 2189
March 23, 1999
Federal Court
Supreme Court
Dennis Carlson, Jr (for plaintiff)


In this product liability case, the trial court ruled that the expert testimony of the plaintiffs' tire failure analysis expert was inadmissible because it was not reliable.

See Also

Kumho Tire Co. v. Carmichael

At issue is the admittance of expert testimony.