Commonwealth Fin. Sys., Inc. v. Smith, No. 3435 EDA 2009, 2011 WL 489704 (Pa. Super. Ct. Feb. 14, 2011)

Key Insight: Appellate court affirmed trial court?s exclusion of electronic business records obtained by the plaintiff from the former holders of defendant?s debt, where the trial court properly concluded that the a representative of the plaintiff corporation was not ?the right person to establish the Citibank records? (because he was not familiar with how the records were created or maintained and had no personal knowledge of the entries on the at-issue spreadsheet, for example) and held that ?CPS failed to establish the trustworthiness and reliability of the records sufficiently to permit their admission into evidence? pursuant to Pennsylvania Rule of Evidence 803(6), among other things

Nature of Case: Action to collect credit card debt

Electronic Data Involved: Electronic records

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