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Price-Tag Testimony Not ‘Best Evidence’ (access required)

A department store loss prevention officer’s testimony that the eight pairs of men’s jeans defendant took out of the store in a suitcase, without payment, each had a price tag of $40 did not satisfy the “best evidence” rule and the Court of Appeals reverses defendant’s grand larceny conviction. The commonwealth did not offer a price ...

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