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Evidence Keyed to Park
Adkins v. Brett
Citation:184 Cal. 252 (1920)
The action involved is one for damages for the alienation by the defendant of the plaintiff’s wife. Defense counsel contends that the evidence is insufficient in that it does not show that the defendant lured and enticed the plaintiff’s wife from her husband, was her seducer, so to speak. The serious questions in the case arise in connection with the admission of evidence of conversations between the plaintiff and his wife, wherein the latter admitted or stated that she had gone automobile riding with the defendant, had dined with him, had received flowers from him, that he was able to give her a good time, and the plaintiff was not, and that he was distasteful to her. One objection to the evidence of these conversations is that they were had without the presence of the defendant. The defendant also argues that the evidence is hearsay.
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