In the News Today - July 25, 2016

July 25, 2016
  • Minnesota Considering a Shift to Daubert Standard?: The Minnesota Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on the Rules of Evidence is studying whether to shift from the Frye-Mack Standard for expert testimony to the Daubert Standard. Ted Sampsell-Jones, chair of the advisory committee and a Mitchell Hamline Law School professor, called the Daubert Standard “eminently sensible” and said it “would clarify the tests for admissibility of expert testimony.” (Minnesota Lawyer)

  • Wal-Mart Beats Shareholder Appeal over FCPA Allegations: A federal appeals court rejected shareholder claims that Wal-Mart “permitted and then covered up” violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by its Mexico unit. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis upheld a lower court dismissal of a federal lawsuit accusing former executives of failing to stop alleged FCPA violations. (Reuters)