Compass Bank’s Business Records Affidavit Fails To Find True North

In this suit by Compass Bank to recover money owed under a promissory note, Compass moved for summary judgment.  To support its motion, Compass submitted an affidavit by a custodian of records attaching copies of the note and the trial court granted summary judgment.  The Court of Appeals, however, overturned the trial court’s ruling because it found Compass’s affidavit could not satisfy the personal knowledge requirement.  In particular, “[t]he affidavit did not demonstrate whether [the affiant] was employed by Compass, what her job position and responsibilities were, or how her job duties gave her personal knowledge of the facts.”

Vince Poscente Int’l v. Compass Bank



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