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Summaries of Western Union and Moneygram Records Properly Admitted

Additional sources of corroboration can cure the hearsay problem that a third party’s involvement in creating a business record introduces.


Failure to Follow California Court's Order Results in Terminating Sanction

A trial court has the inherent authority to control proceedings before it.


Hearsay Exception for Recorded Recollections: Pitfalls to Avoid

Lessons to learn from recent cases.

Articles »

The Hearsay Exception for Market Reports

By Ryan W. Babcock

Recent cases and traps for the unwary.


The State-of-Mind Exception to the Hearsay Rule

By Michael R. Lied

Three circuit court cases illustrate the difficulty of applying the exception.


Who Uttered the "Statement Made for Medical Diagnosis or Treatment"?

By Ankur Mandhania

A burgeoning split of authority.

Sound Advice »

audio Forensic Data Collection

By Grant A. Davis-Denny

What should you do in the wake of a data breach? Grant Davis-Denny addresses the importance of forensically sound collection methods and application tips. (9:02 min)


audio Tips for the Procrastinator

By Ian Fisher

You’re late with your privilege log—no big deal? Ian Fisher explains how it can become a huge deal but also how a little cooperation can be a procrastinator’s best tool. (7:26 min)


audio Lessons in Evidentiary Issues

By Hon. Joseph F. Anderson Jr.

Listen as a U.S. district judge with 27 years of experience in the courtroom, discusses what he views as the most troublesome evidentiary issues. (13:05 min)




Roundtable: View from the Bench: Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Join us on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Eastern. Register Now!


Seeking Contributors

We are looking for authors for articles about trial evidence and related matters. Contact Tom Whiteside or Helene Hetchkopf for more information.

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Blanca Fromm Young

San Francisco, CA

Eric R. Harlan

Baltimore, MD


James A. King

Columbus, OH

Katie L. Dysart

New Orleans, LA

Michael R. Lied

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Jennifer Routh (Publications)

Washington, D.C.

Thomas Whiteside (Newsletter)

San Diego, CA

Helene Hechtkopf (Practice Points)

New York, NY