A new unreported case caught my eye, Mock v. Patterson, that involved a topic near and dear to my heart: collecting baseball cards. There are some interesting hearsay issues here in this conversation case that are worth looking at more closely. The entire appeal focused on what the defendant claimed was hearsay that should not have come into evidence.
Facts of Mock v. Patterson
The defendant faced allegations of taking possession of a portion of a renowned baseball card collector’s collection. Following the collector’s passing, a complaint was filed by the individual serving as the executor of the collector’s estate. The complaint accused the defendant and another party of taking custody of the baseball cards and failing to return them. The central issue in this case revolved around whether the defendant had returned the cards before the collector’s demise.