§4.25 Civil Settlement Offers Generally Excluded

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §4.25 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018)

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-58

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-58

7 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2018

See all articles by Christopher B. Mueller

Christopher B. Mueller

University of Colorado Law School

Laird C. Kirkpatrick

George Washington University - Law School

Liesa Richter

University of Oklahoma - College of Law

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

This article addresses the admissibility of settlement offers and settlement discussions under FRE 408. It discusses the requirement that the claim must be disputed and a party must intend to make an offer of compromise. The rule applies to settlements with third parties and also to criminal cases.

Keywords: settlement offers, offers of compromise, settlement discussions, statements made in settlement negotiations, FRE 408, Federal Rule of Evidence 408

Suggested Citation

Mueller, Christopher B. and Kirkpatrick, Laird C. and Richter, Liesa, §4.25 Civil Settlement Offers Generally Excluded (2018). C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §4.25 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018); GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-58; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-58. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3275026

Christopher B. Mueller

University of Colorado Law School ( email )

401 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309
United States

Laird C. Kirkpatrick (Contact Author)

George Washington University - Law School ( email )

2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States

Liesa Richter

University of Oklahoma - College of Law ( email )

300 Timberdell Road
Norman, OK 73019
United States

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