No. 81-1659.

709 F.2d 237 (1983)

LIONTI, Filippo and Lionti, Carmela, husband and wife, and Route 202 Corporation trading as Lionti's Villa v. LLOYD'S INSURANCE COMPANY and Dominion Insurance Company, Berkley Charles Berkley-Portman, Excess Insurance Company, Bellefonte Insurance Company, and Dominion Insurance Company, Edinburgh, Scotland. Appeal of Filippo LIONTI and Carmela Lionti, husband and wife, Route 202 Corporation t/a Lionti's Villa and/or The Italian Villa.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Decided June 10, 1983.

Rehearing Denied July 7, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Nelson J. Sack (argued), Media, Pa., for appellants.

David R. Strawbridge (argued), Cozen, Begier & O'Connor, Philadelphia, Pa., for appellees.

Before HUNTER and GARTH, Circuit Judges, and STERN, District Judge.


GARTH, Circuit Judge.

This appeal presents for our review two claimed evidentiary errors which occurred during a thirteen-day trial. The plaintiffs Filippo and Carmela Lionti ("Lionti") contend that these two alleged errors should result in the grant of a new trial. We cannot agree.

On September 20, 1978, The Italian Villa, a restaurant and bar owned by Lionti, burned to the ground. Lionti brought this action against his insurer...

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