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Can Opinion Come In Under the Business-Records Exception?

Here’s a common evidence question: Are opinions admissible when they’re in business records? The answer is generally “yes,” as long as the statement of opinion is in a writing that qualifies otherwise for the business-records exception to the hearsay rule.

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Civil Litigation Evidence Legal Topics

How to Get Business Records into Evidence

101722256Need to get business records into evidence? There’s a hearsay exception for that! The business records exception to the hearsay rule makes it easier for businesses to provide records during litigation without undue disruption. Here’s how to use it.

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Civil Litigation Evidence Legal Topics

CEB Question of the Month: Business Records as Evidence

Question: True or False? To get a business record admitted into evidence under the business-records exception to the hearsay rule, you must show that the person who made the record is “unavailable as a witness.”