Unreliable expert testimony and junk science is hurting the American legal system.
In our nation’s courtrooms, predatory trial lawyers are increasingly using dubious scientific evidence to manipulate juries.
This has resulted in juries awarding massive payouts to sympathetic plaintiffs.
But holding companies liable for harms that they did not cause isn’t fair.
It undermines the truth-seeking function of our judicial system. And imposes unfair economic burdens on manufacturers of safe, much-needed products.
Ultimately, consumers pay the price in the form of higher costs and fewer product choices.
Trial judges must take seriously their role as evidentiary gatekeepers and keep bad science and unreliable expert testimony out of the courtroom.