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Federal Rule of Evidence 408

Federal Rule of Evidence 408

Definition

Provides that evidence regarding parties' statements and conduct during settlement negotiations is generally inadmissible to prove or disprove the amount of a claim or to impeach a witness by a prior inconsistent statement or contradiction. However, the evidence may be admissible for other purposes, including proving a witness's bias, disproving undue delay, or proving an effort to obstruct a criminal investigation or prosecution.

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