Drafting Jury Instuctions on Damages

The Scrivener, p. 6, Spring 1997

1 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2010  

Norman Otto Stockmeyer

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

Date Written: 1997

Abstract

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.

Keywords: jury instructions, damages, lawsuits

Suggested Citation

Stockmeyer, Norman Otto, Drafting Jury Instuctions on Damages (1997). The Scrivener, p. 6, Spring 1997. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1729365

Norman Otto Stockmeyer (Contact Author)

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School ( email )

1352 Hickory Island Drive
Haslett, MI 48840
United States
517-339-2246 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.cooley.edu/faculty/stockmeyer.html

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