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Are Settlement Negotiations Allowed To Be Presented To The Jury?

Personal injury attorneys enter into settlement negotiations with insurance defense trial attorneys all the time.  When an experienced personal injury attorney has enough information to make a serious settlement demand, he or she presents the information to the insurance company.  The conversations, or correspondence, are on behalf on behalf of their respective clients.  The law has always been clear that none of the conversations, correspondence or even the fact that there has been communication, would be allowed into evidence.  The jury hears the facts of the case, and not the respective sides’ positions on the case.  It’s a simple “rule of evidence.”

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