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.
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.