4.5-1 Introduction to General Damages
Revised to January 1, 2008
Note: There are no instructions
for equitable forms of relief such as specific performance and rescission,
because those are for the court, not the jury, to determine.
The instructions for elements of
liability are not repeated here. See preceding sections for instructions on
It is recommended that the court
use jury interrogatories and a verdict form in conjunction with giving these
instructions. Where helpful, the court should vary these instructions to make
specific reference to the verdict form and interrogatories.