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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_8C > GS_8C-408

Rule 408. Compromise and offers to compromise.

Evidence of (1) furnishing or offering or promising to furnish, or (2)accepting or offering or promising to accept, a valuable consideration incompromising or attempting to compromise a claim which was disputed as toeither validity or amount, is not admissible to prove liability for orinvalidity of the claim or its amount. Evidence of conduct or evidence ofstatements made in compromise negotiations is likewise not admissible. Thisrule does not require the exclusion of any evidence otherwise discoverablemerely because it is presented in the course of compromise negotiations. Thisrule also does not require exclusion when the evidence is offered for anotherpurpose, such as proving bias or prejudice of a witness, negativing acontention of undue delay, or proving an effort to obstruct a criminalinvestigation or prosecution. (1983, c. 701, s. 1.)