Drafting Jury Instuctions on Damages
Norman Otto Stockmeyer
Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School
The Scrivener, p. 6, Spring 1997
In their zeal to prove liability, lawyers may neglect to establish all elements of damages that might be recoverable. To make certain that no potential item is overlooked, lawyers should consider starting their trial preparation by drafting jury instructions on damages, and then prepare their case with the instructions in mind. This article presents a detailed form jury instruction on damages that can serve as a checklist of elements of potential recovery in the ordinary personal-injury lawsuit.
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Keywords: jury instructions, damages, lawsuits
Date posted: December 22, 2010