1. There was a jurisdiction issue raised in one case and the court has ruled that the venue is where the check was actually handed to the payee and not where it was handed to another person who is not the payee. That is exactly what happened to me, the checks were handed over to my brother in some place but were given to me at our home. My problem is, I did not include an affidavit of my brother in the complaint I filed. Can I still use my brother as a witness during the trial? Can I still submit additional affidavits to the fiscal? How about evidences like the mailing receipts I got when I sent the letter? I only included the return card in my complaint affidavit and I forgot to include the mailing receipts. Can I include this evidence in the trial even if I didn't mention about it in my complaint affidavit?
2. Another issue is the authenticity of the signature on the return card. I read in one particular case that supreme court has ruled that if you only have a return card with a signature, you must have the signature authenticated. However, I also read that when somebody alleges that the signature in a signed document is not his, he is the one who has the burden to prove it. What is the general rule here?