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Krueger v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co.

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
707 F.2d 312 (1983)


Florence Krueger (plaintiff) sued State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (defendant) in connection with an automobile accident that resulted in the death of her husband, Joseph Krueger. At trial, lay witness Anthony Castelli clearly described his eyewitness observation of the accident. Mrs. Krueger's attorney asked Castelli if he thought the accident was avoidable. The judge sustained State Farm's objection to this question. Mrs. Krueger appealed the jury's verdict for State Farm to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, arguing the judge erred in excluding Castelli's opinion testimony.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Beam, J.)

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