Del. R. Evid. 411

As amended through November 4, 2021
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.

Del. R. Evid. 411

Amended November 28, 2017, effective January 1, 2018.

Comment

This rule tracks F.RE. 411.

This rule is consistent with existing Delaware law. See Connor v. Lyness, Del. Supr., 284 A.2d 473 (1971), overruled on other grounds, Sammons v. Ridgeway, Del. Supr., 293 A.2d 547 (1972).

D.RE. 411 was amended in 2017 in response to the 2011 restyling of the Federal Rules of Evidence. The amendment is intended to be stylistic only. There is no intent to change any result in ruling on evidence admissibility.