A learned treatise is authoritative text, which is considered evidence that is provided to support claims. Learned treatise is admissible as evidence in court. Learned treatise can be text that an expert witness used that text to reach his conclusions. Under the Federal Rules of Evidence, either party can introduce a learned treatise as evidence.
References and Readings
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