Date: 2011-04-19 Docket: CV-04-0431-00. Regional Senior Justice H.M. Pierce. | Link
In a personal injury case arising from a pedestrian-vehicle accident, the defendant asks for the plaintiff's previous medical records relating to post-accident complaints. The court cites Black's Law Dictionary at para 4 to define relevance: "A document is relevant if it has probative value; if it is logically connected to and tending to prove or disprove a matter in issue. In other words, it must have persuasive value concerning an alleged fact. See: Black’s Law Dictionary, Seventh ed. (1999 West Group, St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.)."