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Kumho Tire Co. Ltd. v. Carmichael

Docket No.: 97-1709
Argued: December 7, 1998
Decided: March 23, 1999

Topics:

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, including Appellate Procedure (or relevant rules of a circuit court), Judicial Power, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Evidence, abuse of discretion

Petitioner: Kumho Tire Co. Ltd.
Respondent: Carmichael

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 131 F.3d 1433
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


526 U.S. 137 (1999)
Question:

Does a federal trial judge's "gatekeeping" obligation, under the Federal Rules of Evidence, apply to testimony based on skill or experience as it does to testimony based on scientific knowledge?

Kumho Tire Co. Ltd. v. Carmichael
ORAL ARGUMENT

December 07, 1998

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Kumho Tire Co. Ltd., 0 vote(s) against

Kumho Tire Co. Ltd. v. Carmichael
Case Documents

1Opinion in Kumho Tire Co. Ltd. v. Carmichael
2Opinion in Kumho Tire Co. Ltd. v. Carmichael
Additional documents for this case are pending review.