Public Policy Doctrines for the Exclusion of Relevant Evidence Law and Legal Definition

Public policy doctrines for the exclusion of relevant evidence encompass several types of evidence that can be relevant to prove facts at issue in a legal proceeding, but excluded because of public policy concerns. There are five major areas of exclusion: subsequent remedial measures, settlement offers, offers to pay medical expenses, offers to plead guilty to a crime, and ownership of liability insurance.