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ARTICLE VII. OPINIONS AND EXPERT TESTIMONY

Table of Contents

Article I. General Provisions
Article II. Judicial Notice
Article III. Presumptions
Article IV. Relevancy and Its Limits
Article V. Privileges
Article VI. Witnesses
Article VII. Opinions and Expert Testimony
Rule 702
Rule 703
Rule 704
Rule 705
Article VIII. Hearsay
Article X. Contents of Writings, Recordings,
and Photographs

Revised Rule 705. Disclosure of Facts or Data Underlying Expert Opinion [changes highlighted]

       [The] Unless testifying in response to a hypothetical question, an expert, [may] testifying in terms of opinion or inference, [and give reasons therefore without first testifying] must, on direct examination, testify to the [underlying facts or] case specific data that serves as the basis for [the] any opinion or inference offered by the expert. [unless the court requires otherwise. The expert may in any event be required to disclose the underlying facts or data on cross-examination].

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Revised Rule 705. Disclosure of Facts or Data Underlying Expert Opinion [clean copy]

       Unless testifying in response to a hypothetical question, an expert, testifying in terms of opinion or inference, must, on direct examination, testify to the case specific data that serves as the basis for any opinion or inference offered by the expert.

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