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Jury ChairsPart 2: General Instructions

2.1 OPENING
2.1-1 Role of Judge/Role of Jury
2.1-2 Duty to Follow the Law
2.1-3 Duty to Decide on the Evidence

2.2 PARTIES
2.2-1 Corporation or Other Entity as a Party

2.3 EVIDENCE - PROCEDURES
2.3-1 Ruling on Objections
2.3-2 Limiting Instructions on Evidence
2.3-3 Stricken Evidence
2.3-4 Spoliation of Evidence

2.4 TYPES OF EVIDENCE
2.4-1 Direct and Circumstantial Evidence
2.4-2 Use of Medical Records
2.4-3 Stipulations/Undisputed Facts
2.4-4 Admissions from Pleadings
2.4-5 Admissions from Requests to Admit
2.4-6 Admissions from Superseded Pleadings
2.4-7 Judicial Notice
2.4-8 Learned Treatises
2.4-9 Use of Deposition

2.5 WITNESSES
2.5-1 Credibility of Witnesses
2.5-2 False Testimony
2.5-3 Expert Witnesses
2.5-4 Hypothetical Questions
2.5-5 Testimony of Police Officials

2.6 BURDEN OF PROOF
2.6-1 Burden of Proof - Claims
2.6-2 Burden of Proof - Affirmative Defenses

2.7 LIABILITY AND DAMAGES
2.7-1 Separation of Liability and Damages
2.7-2 Bifurcation of Liability and Damages
2.7-3 Suggested Amount of Damages

2.8 DIRECTED VERDICT
2.8-1 Directed Verdict

2.9 DELIBERATIONS
2.9-1 Sympathy/Prejudice
2.9-2 Mention of Insurance
2.9-3 Process for Jury's Deliberations
2.9-4 Use of Notes During Deliberations
2.9-5 Duty to Deliberate
2.9-6 Restrictions on Deliberations
2.9-7 Procedures for Reporting Verdict
2.9-8 Discharge of Alternate Juror(s)
2.9-9 Instruction When Jury Fails To Agree (“Chip Smith”)
2.9-10 Reconsider Verdict
2.9-11 Discharge Jury
2.9-12 When Alternate Juror Empaneled after Deliberations Have Begun
2.9-13 Alternate Jurors to Remain in Service

  

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