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Important Development in the Federal Rules of Evidence

The White Collar Crime Prof bloggers have alerted readers to a very important change in the Federal Rules of Evidence.  Under the proposed modification of FRE 408, statements made during civil settlement discussions with administrative agencies would be admissible in a later criminal case.  Given that most people and many lawyers (wrongly) think the line between civil and criminal conduct is clear, this could become a major trap for the unweary.  Robert Weninger has more information.