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     19-19-702.   Testimony by expert. A witness who is qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education may testify in the form of an opinion or otherwise if:
             (a)      The expert's scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will help the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue;
             (b)      The testimony is based on sufficient facts or data;
             (c)      The testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods; and
             (d)      The expert has reliably applied the principles and methods to the facts of the case.

Source: SL 1979, ch 358 (Supreme Court Rule 78-2, Rule 702); SL 2011, ch 235 (Supreme Court Rule 10-11); SDCL ยง 19-15-2; SL 2016, ch 239 (Supreme Court Rule 15-50), eff. Jan. 1, 2016.


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