Hearsay

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Hearsay

Evidence gathered from a second-hand or even further removed source. That is, the person giving hearsay evidence did not witness or experience the evidence himself/herself. In many jurisdictions, hearsay evidence is not admissible in court, especially in criminal proceedings. There are, however, a number of exceptions to this rule, notably if the original witness is unavailable or dead.
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This incredible admission against interest was made by David Rockefeller in his own book, Memoirs (2002).
Nothing in the settlement and termination agreements constitute an admission of liability by KCS or TGT with respect to the litigation or in any way constitutes an admission against interest of either party.
In a significant admission against interest, Macedo stated that his reason for being implanted was because of "widespread corruption" in his own government, which is "considered to be a major factor in the authorities' lack of success in tackling the kidnap problem.