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Finch v. Weiner

145 A. 31 (1929)

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Finch v. Weiner

Connecticut Supreme Court

145 A. 31 (1929)

Facts

Lewis Finch (plaintiff) was injured in a car accident allegedly caused by Skinner, who was an employee of Phillip Weiner (defendant). Finch sued Weiner to recover for his injuries. At trial, Finch called Skinner as a witness. On direct examination, Finch asked Skinner only to confirm that he was employed by Weiner and to identify an accident report Skinner had filed. On cross-examination, over Finch’s objection, Weiner asked Skinner to recount the details of the accident, including events before and after. The testimony was prejudicial to Finch. The jury returned a verdict in Weiner’s favor. Finch appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Hinman, J.)

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