Self-Authentication and Judicial Notice of Government Website Postings

From Scurmont LLC v. Firehouse Restaurant Grp., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75715 (D. S.C. July 8, 2011):

Records from government websites are generally considered admissible and self-authenticating. Courts have also taken judicial notice, pursuant to Fed. R. Evid. 201, of information taken from government and media websites. See generally Renaissance Greeting Cards, Inc. v. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., 405 F. Supp. 2d 680, 684 n.9 (E.D. Va. 2005) (taking judicial notice of website information in trademark infringement action).

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