May an email from a governmental business entity be used in court when the defendant never received a copy of the email ?
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Generally speaking, just because one party did not receive a copy of an email in question does not mean that the email is not admissible as evidence in Court. For the email to be admissible, it has to be authenticated, meaning that at least one of the party to the email, either the author or sender, can attest under the penalty of perjury that the email being presented is in fact a true and correct copy of what it purports to be. If that is satisfied, the email can be admitted into evidence. Whether the contents of the email itself is hearsay depends on the case and what the appeal says. As a Defendant, you have the right to appeal a small claims judgment which you should do if you feel the lower court made a wrong decision.
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