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Biro v. Prudential Insurance Co. of America

Supreme Court of New Jersey
Nov 23, 1970
271 A.2d 1 (N.J. 1970)

Summary

In Biro v. Prudential Ins. Co., 57 N.J. 204, 271 A.2d 1 (1970), the New Jersey Supreme Court approved the exclusion of a death certificate which contained statements beyond the competence of a medical examiner.

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Opinion

Argued November 10, 1970 —

Decided November 23, 1970.

Appeal from the Superior Court, Appellate Division.

Mr. Benjamin Weiner argued the cause for appellant-cross-respondent ( Messrs. Weiner Schoifet, attorneys; Mr. Edward J. Egan, on the brief). Mr. Richard H. Woods argued the cause for respondent-cross-appellant ( Messrs. Hiering, Grasso, Gelzer Kelaher, attorneys; Mr. Thomas F. Kelaher, of counsel).


The judgment of the Appellate Division, 110 N.J. Super. 391, is reversed and the judgment of the trial court is affirmed for the reasons expressed in the dissenting opinion of the Appellate Division.

For reversal — Chief Justice WEINTRAUB and Justices JACOBS, FRANCIS, PROCTOR, HALL, SCHETTINO and HANEMAN — 7.

For affirmance — None.


Summaries of

Biro v. Prudential Insurance Co. of America

Supreme Court of New Jersey
Nov 23, 1970
271 A.2d 1 (N.J. 1970)

In Biro v. Prudential Ins. Co., 57 N.J. 204, 271 A.2d 1 (1970), the New Jersey Supreme Court approved the exclusion of a death certificate which contained statements beyond the competence of a medical examiner.

Summary of this case from Schulz v. Celotex Corp.

noting that the danger of wrongly permitting expert testimony is that jurors will give the evidence undue credence because the opinion is offered by an "expert"

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Case details for

Biro v. Prudential Insurance Co. of America

Case Details

Full title:LORRAINE G. BIRO, PLAINTIFF-APPELLANT AND CROSS-RESPONDENT, v. PRUDENTIAL…

Court:Supreme Court of New Jersey

Date published: Nov 23, 1970

Citations

271 A.2d 1 (N.J. 1970)
271 A.2d 1

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