Seneca, SC asked in Consumer Law and Internet Law for South Carolina

Q: Magistrates Court-is material posted on Microsoft's own webpages Microsoft Community hearsay

web address:, displays Microsoft Community ; do rules allow this to be admitted in Magistrates Court or will it still be considered "hearsay"

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A: Any out-of-court statement or writing is hearsay if offered as evidence to prove the truth of the statements unless offered against the author. And there are lots of exceptions. If you intend to show that these MSFT "help" pages exist — if the point is that MSFT publishes Windows 10 help pages online — then that would not be offered to prove the truth and is outside the hearsay rule. Look to S.C. Evidence Rules 801-806 at Very complicated legal subject.

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