BAKER V. KAMMERER
EVIDENCE – Impeachment with bias of insurance adjuster
This is an appeal of a jury verdict in a personal injury action that was brought by Amanda Baker against Theresa Kammerer. At trial, Baker was not permitted to cross-examine Hope Frost, an investigator employed by Kammerer’s insurance carrier, about possible bias stemming from the fact that the investigator was hire/employed by the insurance company. The Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court. SCOKY held the trial court abused its discretion in limiting the cross-examination of the insurance adjuster regarding possible bias by her employment by the insurance company and thus reverse.