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Kostelecky v. NL Acme Tool/NL Industries, Inc.

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
837 F.2d 828 (8th Cir. 1988)


Robert Kostelecky (plaintiff) was injured while working on an oil rig operated by N.L. Acme Tool Company/N.L. Industries, Inc. (NL) (defendant). Jester Beck was an eyewitness to the accident. Kostelecky brought a negligence suit against NL. At trial, NL introduced, over Kostelecky’s objection, a report filled out by Beck. In the report, Beck stated that Kostelecky’s conduct had caused the accident. The jury found in favor of NL. Kostelecky appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Heaney, J.)

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