Questions tagged [evidence]

For questions concerning evidence - including the handling of evidence, rejection or admittance of evidence in a court of law, and serving evidence in civil matters.

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Usage-Based Insurance Devices (Like Progressive's Snapshot) - Evidence of Liability and Public Policy

In the United States, the biggest auto insurance carriers such as Progressive, Allstate and State Farm, have all begun offering optional potential policy discounts if the covered driver agrees to ...
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Can more recent evidence be considered in an appeal?

I requested an impartial special education hearing to establish eligibility under IDEA for my son. I lost at hearing but won on review. (I am in a "two tier" state, New York.) The evidence ...
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What consequence if an attorney loses critical evidence of their client?

Client gives notice to attorney of potential issue. Later, some tangible item such as a document causes emotional distress / mental breakdown of the Client that escalates the issue to a potential tort....
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Is making my co-tenants sign a contract to pay their share of the bills helpful in court?

I share a house with three other people, and as I was the first to move in, I had to sign up for some of the bills with my name. However, some of my co-tenants are rather slow and unwilling to pay ...
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Recording a video of a crime without criminal's knowledge and consent; is it considered evidence in Greece?

According to Article 370A of the Greek penal code: Παραβίαση του απορρήτου της τηλεφωνικής επικοινωνίας και της προφορικής συνομιλίας Όποιος αθέμιτα παρακολουθεί με ειδικά τεχνικά μέσα ή ...
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“Enforcement” of 4th amendment absent exclusionary rule

Background: I am a lay person with some passing interest in the law. The Supreme Court recently decided Utah v. Strieff, 579 U.S. ___, in which it held that the attenuation exception to the ...
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It is worth it from a legal standpoint to electronically scan documents in color?

I make scans of documents in case I lose the original paper versions of the documents, and also normally put the resulting scans under version control. A lawyer told me this is considered "secondary ...
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Does a financial company have to disclose information about my account when requested?

I have submitted a complaint to a finance company (vehicle) who completed an investigation where I am unhappy with the outcome. I requested all evidence they have regarding my claim including ...
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Can phone conversations be used in court as defense?

I live in California where all parties involved in the phone conversation have to give consent before phone conversation can be recorded. My question is - how the information discussed over the phone ...