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Friday, October 24, 2014

Evidence Rule 705

Rule 705. Disclosure of Facts or Data Underlying Expert Opinion; Hypotheses Not Necessary

The expert may testify in terms of opinion or inference and give reasons therefor without prior disclosure of the underlying facts or data, unless the court requires otherwise. The expert may in any event be required to disclose the underlying facts or data on cross-examination. Questions calling for the opinion of an expert witness need not be hypothetical in form unless in the judges discretion it is so required.
HISTORY:Adopted September 15, 1992 to be effective July 15, 1993; amended September 15, 2004 to be effective July 1, 2005.

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