Reed v. McCord

New York Court of Appeals

160 N.Y. 330 (1899)

October 3, 1899

In a civil case, admissions by a party of any material fact to the issue are admissible evidence against him or her, wherever, whenever or to whomsoever made.

Relevant Facts

In a wrongful death suit, Administratrix Mary Reed filed an successful action to recover damages from the alleged negligence of McCord (the defendant). At trial, the defendant testified to the circumstances of the accident, and the coroner testified as to some of the things the defendant said, over the defendant’s objection. On appeal, the defendant argued that the coroner’s testimony was inadmissible hearsay.

Issue

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November 19, 2020

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Citations

160 N.Y. 330 (1899)