A Copy is a COPY!!! This is not evidence!!!!!

Most states have Rules of Evidence that call for BEST EVIDENCE.

Quite simply, a photocopy of a document may not be admitted into evidence IF CHALLENGED by an opposing side, in a Motion in Limine to exclude certain evidence.

For example, a photocopy of a note endorsement, not Sworn to nor accompanied by a Notary, may be challenged according to Rules 901(a) which requires Authentication and 1002 which required the Original document.

Of course, if the Court grants Summary Judgment, then this point is moot. However, if you survive, this is another defense mechanism to utilize. Follow the rules, there is no magic bullett, but the Court cannot ignore the rules.

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