Shop-Book Rule

Shop-Book Rule

A doctrine that allows the admission into evidence of books that consist of original entries made in the normal course of a business, which are introduced to the court from proper custody upon general authentication.

In the law of evidence, the shop-book rule is one of several exceptions to the rule against Hearsay.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.