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Palmer v. Hoffman
Citation:318 U.S. 109 (1943)
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The accident occurred on the night of December 25, 1040. On December 27, 1940, the engineer of the train, who died before the trial, made a statement at a freight office of petitioners where he was interviewed by an assistant superintendent of the road. This statement was offered in evidence by petitioners, who offered to prove that the statement was signed in the regular course of business. Respondent’s objection to its introduction was sustained.
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