|Action against the
Greasy Spoon Restaurant. P claims she was served spoiled baked beans by
the Greasy Spoon on June 1 and got ptomaine poisoning as a result. At trial
defendant offers to prove that the Greasy Spoon had a large pot of beans
in the kitchen on June 1, that P was served from this pot, that at least
20 other Greasy Spoon patrons were served from the same pot, and that the
Greasy Spoon received no other complaints. P objects. What ruling and why?
What is the nature of the hearsay problem presented by this case? What result
under the Federal Rules?