Posted by Susan J. Levy
Enacted in 2005, O.C.G.A. § 24-6-67.1 provides the criteria for determining whether an expert witness will be allowed to testify in a civil case. This statute provides in pertinent part:
A witness qualified as an expert, based on training, education, experience etc., may testify only if:
(1) The testimony rests on sufficient facts or data which are or will be admitted into evidence at the hearing or trial;
(2) The testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods; and
(3) The expert witness has applied the principles and methods reliably to the facts of the case.
O.C.G.A. § 26-6-67.1(b).