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Yates v. Bair Transport, Inc
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 249 F. Supp. 681, 1965 U.S. Dist. Brief Fact Summary. Before proceeding to trial, the parties involved in the case requested a decision on the admissibility of medical and police records. Synopsis of Rule of Law. Business records will fall under the business records hearsay exception if there are factors, other than simply labeling the records as business records, regarding the preparation and purpose of the records that heighten the degree of trustworthiness. ...

Hahnemann University Hospital v. Dudnick
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 292 N.J. Super. 11, 678 A.2d 266, 1996 N.J. Super. Brief Fact Summary. The plaintiff, Dudnick (the "plaintiff"), refused to pay the portion of her hospital bill that remained after her insurance covered a substantial portion. The plaintiff believed that the cost of the hospitalization was unreasonable, and at trial the plaintiff asserted that the computer printout of her bill was unreliable and therefore inadmissible. Synopsis of Rule of Law. Computer printouts are business records under the rules of evidence if they are auth ...

Palmer v. Hoffman
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United States v. Duncan
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Williams v. Alexander
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Johnson v. Lutz
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 253 N.Y. 124, 170 N.E. 517 (1930) Brief Fact Summary. A motorcycle collision occurred, and there was a dispute about the manner in which it took place. Synopsis of Rule of Law. The exception to the hearsay rule for records of regularly conducted business activities does not encompass documents like police reports, which contain statements made by third parties not under any duty to prepare the document or to tell the truth when talking to the officer preparing the report. ...

United States v. Vigneau
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Baker v. State
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 170 Vt. 194, 744 A.2d 864 (1999) Brief Fact Summary. The defendant, Baker (the "defendant") was convicted of murder and burglary. Synopsis of Rule of Law. A document or other piece of evidence need not have been prepared by the witness, or pass any other test of reliability when it is being used solely to refresh recollection. This more demanding standard is only required when the evidence in question is sought to be admitted as past recollection recorded. ...

Adams v. The New York Central Railroad Co
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. Court of Common Pleas, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Ohio, 1961. Brief Fact Summary. Certain portions of a trial transcript in a personal injury matter concerned the past recollection recorded exception of the hearsay rule. Synopsis of Rule of Law. The document at issue here was not admissible under the past recollection recorded exception to the hearsay rule, because it was not a business record. ...

Zippo Manufacturing Co. v. Rogers Imports, Inc
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 216 F. Supp. 670, 1963 U.S. Dist. 137 U.S.P.Q. (BNA) 413 Brief Fact Summary. Plaintiff corporation brought suit alleging trademark infringement and unfair competition against defendant corporation in connection with the manufacture of wind proof cigarette lighters. Synopsis of Rule of Law. Surveys may be admitted under two distinct bases: (1) that they are not hearsay because they are not technically offered to prove the truth of the matter asserted, and (2) that they are offered to prove then existing state of mind of the de ...