|Action by P Insurance
Company against D Trucking Company for premiums allegedly owed under a retrospective
liability policy. Under such a policy the premium for each year is calculated
on the basis of the loss experience for that year according to an elaborate,
agreed-upon formula. A computer in P's office stores this formula and the
claims history for the year on its magnetic disc memory. At trial, P offers
a printout of the computer's data and calculations to prove the amount due
it. D objects. What ruling and why? What are the foundational requirements?
Try preparing a direct examination to admit this evidence.