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Rule 411. Liability Insurance


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



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




This rule isthe federal rule, verbatim. The provisions of this rule are comparable to Rule54, 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).