Collateral Source Rule

Judgment may be entered only for those damages that exceed compensation received from collateral sources. Evidence of the collateral payments is submitted to the trial judge after the verdict. Idaho Code § 6­1606 (1990). This rule does not include payments from federal benefit plans that are entitled to a lien on the judgment or from life insurance proceeds.

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