Evidence Code

ORS 40.205
Rule 411


Except where lack of liability insurance is an element of an offense, evidence that a person was or was not insured against liability is not admissible upon the issue whether the person acted negligently or otherwise wrongfully.


Subsection (1) of this section does not require the exclusion of evidence of insurance against liability when offered for another purpose, such as proving agency, ownership or control, or bias, prejudice or motive of a witness. [1981 c.892 §30]

Notes of Decisions

Evidence of insurer participation in insurance pooling agreement is not excludable evidence that insurer was insured against liability. Goddard v. Farmers Insurance Co., 202 Or App 79, 120 P3d 1260 (2005), modified 203 Or App 744, 126 P3d 682 (2006), aff’d 344 Or 232, 179 P3d 645 (2008)


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