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Posted on: Mar 5, 2015

By Sam Laurin, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

The business records exception to the hearsay rule is an important concept to understand when trying to admit many documents into evidence. The recent decision by Judge Stinson in Cox et. al. v. CA Holding Inc. et. al. addresses the issue of how to get business records admitted when a company’s custodian is trying to admit not only the company’s records but also records of a third party. 

The decision held that under the facts of the case the third party records could be admitted. The decision contains a good discussion of this issue and is a good starting point if you are trying to introduce or exclude third party records that are part of the offering party’s business records.

You can read the decision here.

This article was written by Sam Laurin of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. If you would like to submit content or write an article for the Litigation Section page, please email Rachel Beachy at


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