Evidence-Wellborn SU2006 Outline

On the other hand the admission of such evidence

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Unformatted text preview: cop says: "The DA told me I can make a deal....then your statements are protected.") Liability Insurance [FRE 411] Rule 411: Liability Insurance Evidence that a person was or was not insured against liability is not admissible upon the issue whether the person acted negligently or otherwise wrongfully. This rule does not require the exclusion of evidence of insurance against liability when offered for another purpose, such as proof of agency, ownership, or control, or bias or prejudice of a witness. don't reach 403 considerations b/c fact D has insurance to cover the event is logically relevant under 401 and 402. Scope and Purpose of Rule: Evidence that a person was or not insured is inadmissible to prove that the person acted in a negligent or wrongful manner. Rule is based on the notion that whether a person is insured has very little, if any, bearing on the degree of care exercised by the person on a given occasion. ON the other hand, the admission of such evidence could be highly prejudicial. Admissibility for other purposes (not offered to prove that the insu...
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This note was uploaded on 08/28/2008 for the course N 483 taught by Professor Wellborn during the Summer '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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