Rule 411. Liability Insurance

 

Evidence that a person was or was not insured against liability is not admissible to prove whether the person acted negligently or otherwise wrongfully. But the court may admit this evidence for another purpose, such as proving a witness’s bias or prejudice or proving agency, ownership, or control.

 

 

2011 Advisory Committee Note. – The language of this rule has been amended as part of the restyling of the Evidence Rules to make them more easily understood and to make style and terminology consistent throughout the rules. These changes are intended to be stylistic only. There is no intent to change any result in any ruling on evidence admissibility. This rule is the federal rule, verbatim.

 

ADVISORY COMMITTEE NOTE

 

This rule is the federal rule, verbatim. The provisions of this rule are comparable to Rule 54, Utah Rules of Evidence (1971) and case law. Cf. Robinson v. Hreinson, 17 Utah 2d 261, 409 P.2d 121 (1965); Reid v. Owens, 98 Utah 50, 93 P.2d 680 (1939).