The Second Department noted that hearsay evidence to which no objection was raised may be considered by the court. Here the hearsay was a GPS document which purported to show the location of vehicle owned by defendant AT&T submitted to demonstrate its vehicle was not involved in the hit and run accident:
… Supreme Court denied the motion on the ground that the GPS document was inadmissible inasmuch as it was submitted to the court without the proper foundation and there was no information as to its reliability. AT & T appeals.
“[I]n civil cases, inadmissible hearsay admitted without objection may be considered and given such probative value as, under the circumstances, it may possess” … . The Supreme Court should not have denied AT & T’s motion on the ground that the GPS document was inadmissible since the plaintiff never raised that issue in opposition to the motion … .
In any event, the other evidence submitted by AT & T established, prima facie, that AT & T’s vehicle was not involved in the subject accident … . In opposition, the plaintiff failed to raise a triable issue of fact as to the identity of the driver or owner of the vehicle which struck him … . Costor v AT&T Servs., Inc., 2020 NY Slip Op 06098, Second Dept 10-28-20