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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Lawsuits by Victoria E. Green

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Chapter 11
Proving Your Case: Evidence
In This Chapter
• What counts as evidence
• What makes evidence acceptable to the court
• Types of evidence
• Preparing evidence for an appeal
Anything that tends to prove (or disprove) a fact is considered evidence. For the evidence to be taken into account by the court, it has to be connected to a fact that’s called into doubt, one that the parties are actually fighting over. That makes the evidence relevant. When the courts say “anything,” they mean anything—statements under oath from witnesses, photographs, test results, physical objects. One of the most important steps to winning your case is producing enough believable evidence to convince the judge and jury that you’re telling the truth. When ...

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