Court Refused to Admit Evidence: Subscriber Contracts

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Court Refused to Admit Evidence: Subscriber Contracts

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Court Refused to Admit Evidence: Subscriber Contracts

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Matthews v. Worthen Bank & Trust Co.
741 F.2d 217
C.A.Ark.,1984.
Aug 23, 1984 (Approx. 2 pages

Matthews also contends that the court erred in refusing to accept the contract between Worthen and the credit bureau into evidence. Matthews sought to introduce the contract to show that Worthen breached its agreement with the credit bureau when it obtained her credit report. Matthews argues that Worthen obtained the report under false pretenses, in violation of section 1681q. The trial court has broad discretion in determining the relevancy of proposed evidence. Minnesota Farm Bureau Marketing Corp. v. North Dakota Agricultural Marketing Ass'n, Inc., 563 F.2d 906, 911 (8th Cir.1977). Here, the court found the entire transaction to be outside the protection of the FCRA. That being the case, the contract between Worthen and the credit bureau bore no relevancy to the issue at hand. Therefore, under these circumstances, the district court did not abuse its discretion.
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