best evidence rule


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Noun1.best evidence rule - a rule of evidence requiring that to prove the content of a writing or recording or photograph the original is required
rule of evidence - (law) a rule of law whereby any alleged matter of fact that is submitted for investigation at a judicial trial is established or disproved
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Where a plaintiff filed a motion in limine and sought to compel deposition answers in a property case against his brother, the motion to compel is denied because he did not identify the questions he intended to ask, and the motion in limine is denied because the evidence he sought to bar was not necessarily prohibited by the best evidence rule or statue of frauds.
Soriano also argued based on soldiers' testimony that the original amnesty records were lost after the deliberations, another exception to the best evidence rule.
Speaking to reporters after the hearing on Friday, Robles said that the "best evidence rule" only applies if the case is focused on the "contents of the document." "If they are discussing the contents of the document, wouldn't the best evidence be the document itself?" Robles said in Filipino.
tribunal did appear to follow the best evidence rule in determining
"Ang tawag po diyan iyong best evidence rule," he said.
It covers related procedures; the competency of witnesses; authentication; Rule 403 and legal irrelevance limitations on credibility evidence; legal irrelevance limitations on evidence that is relevant to the historical merits of the case; privileges and similar doctrines; the best evidence rule; opinion evidence; the hearsay rule, its exemptions, and exceptions; and substitutes for evidence.
It also assailed the Sandiganbayan's exclusion of its evidentiary evidence on the ground of the best evidence rule.
Painlessly, even entertainingly, he let us in on some of the profession's most arcane doctrines: the true nature of hearsay; the distinctions between competency, materiality, and relevance; the best evidence rule. John's fame as a teacher led to visits at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Chicago, and NYU.
We can say that these exceptions and those discussed below with regard to the admissibility of hearsay derogate from the best evidence rule. (14) Since one could see the best evidence rule itself as partially providing for the special epistemic context of the courtroom, such exceptions and limitations will tend to blur the epistemic line between the courtroom context and the mundane epistemic contexts we usually find ourselves in outside the court.
When Proposition 8 was approved by the voters in 1982, California followed the Best Evidence Rule. Unless certain exceptional circumstances existed, the Best Evidence Rule required the content of a writing to be proved by the original writing and not by testimony recounting its contents or by a copy of the writing.
The Best Evidence Rule can be seen as constructed leniently toward
The evidentiary standard for digital image copies of documents and signed contracts when introduced by a private litigant remains reliant upon the business records foundation and the best evidence rule. (22) To this end, Florida, like most states, has adopted uniform federal acts, such as the UPA.