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What Makes a Contract?

Making contracts, whether orally or in writing, can be confusing. Whether you’re accepting a job or signing a lease, insuring a service or buying a car — if there’s a promise to be made that involves the exchange of goods

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Hearsay Exceptions – The Best of the Rest

Today we wrap up our three-part series on the hearsay rules in the Military Rules of Evidence (MRE) by discussing exceptions to the hearsay rules when the declarant is unavailable to testify as a witness. We’ll also cover what’s known

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Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule

Hearsay- Exceptions when the Declarant is Available to Testify In our last post on hearsay we explained both how Military Rules of Evidence (MRE) 801 defines hearsay and how it excludes certain statements from the general rule—found in MRE 802—that hearsay

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Hearsay

Most people know that “hearsay” is unreliable and inadmissible in court, but the term “hearsay” is a legal term that’s often used incorrectly. That’s not surprising because in military courts-martial, just as in civilian courts, the concept of hearsay is

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