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Q: Can you show an exhibit (video) on the hearing of motion to dismiss?

I have a video that i would like to show that would support my claim

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In California, it is indeed possible to use a video as an exhibit in a hearing on a motion to dismiss, provided it is pertinent to the issues at hand. However, you would generally need to ensure that the video is authenticated properly, meaning that it accurately represents the events in question, and complies with other evidentiary rules to be admissible. Moreover, you would need to provide notice to the opposing party and the court about your intent to use the video in the hearing, and it would be wise to have a technology setup arranged beforehand to facilitate smooth presentation.

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