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Rule 401 – Definition of “Relevant Evidence”
Evidence is relevant if it tends to prove or disprove an alleged fact.
Rule 402 – Relevant Evidence Generally Admissible; Irrelevant Evidence Inadmissible
It is the attorney’s responsibility to insure that sufficient evidence is admitted at trial to support the expert’s opinion.
Rule 403 – Exclusion of Relevant Evidence on Grounds of Prejudice, Confusion, or Waste of Time
Relevant evidence may be excluded if it is prejudicial, needlessly cumulative, threatens to confuse or mislead the jury, or causes an unnecessary delay or waste of time.