It turns out that the most popular post on my blog is the one about hearsay. At the time I wrote it, I didn’t realize it would be so popular, but I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised. Hearsay is a very important concept in litigation, but it is also not very intuitive. As a result, lots of people search for information about it online to refresh their understanding of it. And since the rules are written in a complicated way, simple explanations may be popular.

To follow up on that post, I thought it made sense to write about an important exception to the hearsay rule: the business record exception. It can be useful to businesses that expect their records to help them in litigation. But it can be confusing to lawyers who may struggle with its technical requirements.