12 Rev. Litig. 171 (1992-1993)
Fryed Expert Witnesses: The 5th Circuit Takes Charge of Scientific Testimony

handle is hein.journals/rol12 and id is 177 raw text is: Fryed Expert Witnesses:
The 5th Circuit Takes Charge of Scientific
Testimony
Bruce L. James*
Table of Contents

I.  Introduction  ................
II. The Frye Test ...............
A. Justifications for the Frye test . .
B. Criticisms of the Frye test .....
III. Difficulty in Applying Frye: Coppolino
A. The Facts ...............
B.  The  Trial  ...............

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v. State  ...... 179
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IV. The Federal Rules of Evidence, the Frye Test and Medical
Causation  ............................. 183
A. Federal Rules of Evidence and the Frye Test ..... 183
B. Medical Causation ..................... 184
V. The 5th Circuit Approach  ................... 185
A. Pre-Christophersen: Brock v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceu-
ticals  .............................. 186
B. Christophersen v. Allied-Signal Corp ........... 187
1.  Background  ....................... 187
2. Christophersen: The Panel Decision  ........ 188
3. Christophersen: The En Banc Decision ....... 188
VI. Texas State Courts and the Frye Test ............. 193
A. Toxic Tort Cases  ...................... 195
1. Toxic Torts Analysis in Negligence Cases ..... 196
2. Toxic Tort Analysis in Workman Compensation
Cases ........................... 197
B. Non-Toxic Tort Cases   ................... 199
* Shareholder, Kleberg & Head, P.C., Corpus Christi, Tex. B.S. 1969,
University of Texas at Austin; J.D. 1971, University of Texas at Austin.

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