New York Evidence Handbook

New York Evidence Handbook

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If you litigate or preside in any court in the state of New York, you know just how confounding the state's evidence law can be. New York Evidence Handbook is the new, comprehensive guide to all of the rules and principles of evidence applicable in New York courts. This new 1, 000 page handbook presents a practical, contemporary approach to evidence -- written with the real-world challenges of the New York trial lawyer and judge in mind. It gathers into one, easy-to-use handbook all of the rules, the leading decisions, and the significant statutes you need to consider when assessing the admissibility of evidence. The book walks you through all the rules and their operation (as they relate to judicial notice, presumptions, relevance, the 'best evidence' rule, etc.) discussing all of the leading authorities, and citing numerous trial examples. Throughout New York Evidence Handbook, special attention is paid to helping you quickly solve commonly encountered, but difficult, evidence questions. Without requiring you to pore through older cases of little precedential value, you'll find the latest rules, cases and analysis on: Expert evidence - Including DNA profiling, expert opinions based on facts not in evidence Hearsay - Confrontation Clause problems, prior statements of witnesses, admissions by employees, hearsay included in business records Privileges - Attorney client-privilege in the corporate setting, inadvertent or selective waivers, privileges for health care professionals Witnesses - Impeachment by prior convictions and bad acts, evidence from hypnotized witnesses, prior inconsistent and consistent statements Relevancy - Chain of custody for physical evidence, gory photographs, character and uncharged crimes, stipulations.1998) (a chart with hypothetical entries was properly used to help the jury in an embezzlement case understand accounting terminology and ... 1987) ( incompetent sexual abuse victim over 16 years old); People v. ... 1989) (wiring diagram admitted in action for explosion in electrical utility room at shopping mall ). ... Town of Oyster Bay, supra, 37 N.Y.2d at 640-641, 376 N.Y.S.2d at 450- 451; Flaha#39;s, Inc. v.

Title:New York Evidence Handbook
Author:Michael M. Martin, Daniel J. Capra, Faust F. Rossi
Publisher:Aspen Publishers Online - 2003


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