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Rule701. Opinion Testimony by Lay Witnesses


Ifa witness is not testifying as an expert, testimony in the form of an opinionis limited to one that is:


(a)      rationally based on the witness’sperception;


(b)      helpful to clearly understanding thewitness’s testimony or to determining a fact in issue; and


(c)      not based on scientific, technical, orother specialized knowledge within the scope of Rule 702.



2011Advisory Committee Note. – Thelanguage of this rule has been amended as part of the restyling of the EvidenceRules to make them more easily understood and to make style and terminologyconsistent throughout the rules. These changes are intended to be stylisticonly. There is no intent to change any result in any ruling on evidenceadmissibility. This rule is the federal rule, verbatim.