RULE 80. TRANSCRIPT AS EVIDENCE
Whenever the testimony of a witness at a trial or hearing
which was stenographically or
electronically recorded is admissible in evidence at a later trial, it may be proved by the
transcript thereof duly certified by the person who prepared the
If testimony at a hearing or trial is admissible in evidence at a later trial, the testimony may be proved by a transcript certified by the person who prepared it.
Rule 80 was amended, effective March 1, 1997; March 1, 2011.
Rule 80 was amended, effective March 1, 2011, in response to the December 1, 2007, revision of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The language and organization of the rule were changed to make the rule more easily understood and to make style and terminology consistent throughout the rules.
Sources: Joint Procedure Committee
Minutes of January 28-29, 2010, pages 22-23; January
25-26, 1996, page 23; January 17-18, 1980, page 10;
Fed.R.Civ.P. 80 (c), FRCivP.