Dictionaries in Court

October 29, 2013

  • 157 Evidence
  • 157I Judicial Notice
  • 157k16 k. Language, Words and Phrases, and Abbreviations.

157 EvidenceA dictionary is one of those sources whose accuracy cannot reasonably be questioned and, as a general rule, a court may consult a dictionary at any stage of the litigation to determine the meaning of words and phrases.
Clark v. Walt Disney Co., 642 F. Supp. 2d 775 (S.D. Ohio 2009)