Permissible (Non-Propensity) Purposes
Evidence of a person’s character is admissible in a civil action where such character is an essential element of a claim or defense.
For bar, only two:
--Negligent hiring or negligent entrustment
(Neg hiring/entrustment. Company hires driver who gets into accident. Need to show driver’s propensity for bad driving to make the hiring/entrustment negligent).
(Defamation. P sues D for calling P dishonest. D must show propensity for untruthfulness to establish defense of truth).