Sunday, May 28, 2006
To Prove Staged Accident in Judge Velasquez' Courtroom, the Standard is Preponderance of Evidence
In Universal Open MRI of the Bronx, P.C. v State Farm Mut. Auto Ins., decided on May 11, 2006, Judge Velasquez at Civil Court, Kings County ruled evidence defendant presented insufficient to prove a staged accident. While unremarkable by itself, he goes into a detailed analysis as to the standard of proof required. He ultimately adopts the standard of preponderance of evidence. The decision is worth reading.