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It is the court's duty to see that the facts admitted into evidence do not tend to distort, mislead, or confuse the jury regarding the damages to be awarded. This the court cannot do if United States life expectancy tables are accepted as relevant to the life expectancy of a foreign national. Therefore, the United States tables should be deemed inadmissible by the court in such cases. The court should then turn to the relevant foreign table as the only life expectancy table admissible in evidence.