Q: Can you use the same evidence obtained during a civil case in a separate tort commission case?
I'm asking for someone who is in prison. He was attacked by prison guards who used unreasonable force and violated his amendment rights. He gained evidence against them in a civil lawsuit, and they admitted to hurting him. However, now they're doing a tort commission case, and his only evidence came from investigations for the civil lawsuit. Can that same evidence be used in the tort commission case? This is a North Carolina prison case. Please let me know ASAP because the settlement date is on Tues 7th of November.
A: Usually if it's admissable in civil court it's admissable in other courts, certainly in administrative proceedings. Presumably he has an attorney and should ask them.
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