First National Bank of Wynne v. Hess

In First National Bank of Wynne v. Hess, 23 Ark. App. 129, 743 S.W.2d 825 (Ark. App. 1988), the court affirmed a trial judge's exclusion of a United States Bankruptcy Court order regarding a bank's interest in property that was the subject of the suit. The Hess court explained that notice was the primary issue to be developed and the date of the bankruptcy court's order had been discussed. The court stated: "Because the content of the order had been discussed in testimony, there was no need to admit a redundant document into evidence. Moreover, the probative value of the order to the issue at trial would have been substantially outweighed by the confusion of issues which would have resulted from its introduction." Id. at 829.