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6. Why statements are trustworthy - think statements used for medical treatment reliable  b/c person wants to get better.  Incentive to tell truth so will be cured. 19
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E. PAST RECOLLECTION RECORDED  - Rule 803(5) 1. Requirements a. Memorandum or record concerning matter which witness once had knowledge but  now has insufficient recollection to enable W to testify fully and accurately, and b. Memo or record shown to have been made or adopted by the W, and  c. Memo adopted when matter was fresh in W's memory, and  1) Does statement on its face contain gaps which suggest incomplete memory? 2) Statement of such importance to declarant that time unlikely to disturb  recollection? 3) Matter such a nature that likely declarant remembers or complex such that  declarant likely forgot? 4) Declarant write statement or did he just adopt it? 5) Statement prepared after litigation? d. Memo or record which reflects knowledge correctly. e. If memo admitted, must be read into evidence but not presented itself as exhibit  unless offered by adverse party. 2. If D's testimony now contradicts what is in past record of recollection, can offer past  recollection under this exception. (p.308, n.8) F. BUSINESS RECORDS  - Rule 803(6) 1. Requirements a. Memo made by, or from info transmitted by, a person with knowledge, and b. Memo made at or near time of act or event, and c. Memo kept in the course of regularly conducted business, and d. It was regular practice of that business activity to make this type of document, and e. Testimony should be of custodian of documents or other qualified W, and - Person should have knowledge of recordkeeping system - Person testifying does NOT have to have made document, observed its creation, or  even worked there when it was made f. Method of preparation or source of info is trustworthy. 2. PERSON WITH KNOWLEDGE requirement  a. It must be clear from document that person making document based statement on  personal knowledge or on someone else with knowledge.  Source of info. must be  acting in the course of a regularly conducted business. b. Petrocelli  - Patient suing 1st doctor for malpractice.  Patient record stating that nerve was cut was properly excluded since it was not clear whether this statement was  based on doctor's professional judgment or based on what patient told 2nd doctor.   Patient reporting his own history to 2nd doctor is not part of business routine. 20
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c. Person who makes report does not need personal knowledge.  Can base report on  someone else with personal knowledge.  Goes to weight and not admissibility.   Lewis v. Baker  (p.318) d. If person making report also cause of accident, there is a conflict of interest that may disqualify document.  Document may be untrustworthy since created by prospective 
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