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This comprehensive publication on the law of evidence in New York includes a summary of corresponding law under the Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE). The authors synthesize and explain the complex mix of cases and statutes, while examining the purpose and requirements of the rules, together with discussion of leading cases. The title also includes New York's evidence statutes and the relevant FRE in their restyled format. Chapters cover general principles, judicial notice, burden of proof and presumptions, relevancy, privileges, witnesses, opinions and expert testimony, hearsay, authentication and identification, best evidence, and real and demonstrative evidence.