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2.4-8 Learned Treatises

Revised to January 1, 2008

Among the items placed in evidence is <title of treatise> that was introduced during the testimony of an expert witness.  That exhibit can be used by you only for the limited purpose of determining what weight to give that witness' testimony concerning the subject the treatise covers.

You should not use that exhibit as independent evidence of the matters stated in the treatise, but only for the purpose of assessing the credibility and reliability of the expert witness.

Authority

Cross v. Huttenlocher, 185 Conn. 390, 395-97 (1981); Kaplan v. Mashkin Freight Lines, Inc., 146 Conn. 327, 331 (1959); State v. Wade, 96 Conn. 238, 250-51 (1921); C. Tait, Connecticut Evidence (3d Ed. 2001) §§ 7.11.2, 8.23.2, pp. 539, 654-55. 
 


 

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