Monday, September 3, 2012

ARTICLE: U Need 2 Authentic8 TMs @ Trial

Here's a link to an article of mine entitled "U Need 2 Authentic8 TMs @ Trial" that appeared in the September/October 2012 edition of the The Pennsylvania Lawyer Magazine.

The article analyzes the criminal court decision of Commonwealth v. Koch in which the Pennsylvania Superior Court treated text messages as "writings" subject to the same requirements for authentication of any other type of writing under Pa.R.E. 901.  Obviously, this issue, which is now headed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court via this case, could have an impact on the admissibility of such evidence in civil litigation matters.

The article can be viewed online by clicking this LINK.  I send thanks to Editor Don Sarvey of the magazine for agreeing to publish this piece.

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