Will forwarded emails be admissible as evidence?
I am in a case, and i have Facebook messages that were forwarded to me from Jane, and the messages were created by my brother Frank, stating that event X occurred. Frank used an alias Larry so as to hide his identity, because of the risk to him of communicating with me indirectly. Jane signed a sworn affidavit for me stating that she forwarded the messages in un-altered format to me.
Then, i later texted Frank and he admitted to me that he was the 'Larry' alias who wrote the messages. I have those texts. Frank may not be cooperative at this point, and so may deny he sent any of these messages.
Can i use these messages to help prove that event X occurred? If there are hearsay challenges, can we just subpoena Facebook to get them directly, and would that solve the problem? There is a chance Frank may not want to be cooperative (e.g. sign an affidavit re-stating everything in those messages)
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