U-Haul International v. Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Co.

576 F.3d 1040 (2009)

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U-Haul International v. Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Co.

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
576 F.3d 1040 (2009)

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Facts

U-Haul International, Inc. (U-Haul) and its primary insurer, Republic Western Insurance Company (Republic Western) (plaintiffs), successfully sued U-Haul’s secondary insurer, Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company (Lumbermens) (defendant), in federal district court. The trial evidence included computer-generated summaries of Republic Western’s claims payments, as well as testimony in which Republic Western’s claims manager described the computer system the company used to record those payments and generate accurate payment summaries. The district court ruled in favor of U-Haul and Republic Western. Lumbermens appealed to the Ninth Circuit court of appeals, where Lumbermens argued that the district court’s admission of the payment summaries violated Federal Rules of Evidence 803(6), 901, and 1006.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Wallace, J.)

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