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Jazayeri v. Mao, B195083

In a breach of contract and fraud action, trial court's exclusion of plaintiff's documentary evidence and judgment in favor of defendant is reversed where: 1) altered poultry condemnation certificates were authenticated and were not hearsay as they were introduced as the operative documents establishing the fraud perpetrated on plaintiff; 2) the unaltered certificates obtained from the USDA were properly authenticated and admissible as official records; 3) the purchase orders were properly authenticated and admissible as business records; 4) calculation sheets were admissible as admissions by a party opponent; and 5) weight slips were admissible as adoptive admissions.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/27/2009
  • Published 05/27/2009




  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • John Theodore Dean, for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Atkinson, Andelson, Loya Rudd & Romo, Edward C. Ho, Nancy Long Coleand James Palmer, Cerritos, for Defendants and Respondents.
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