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CA7 pattern jury instructions - civil cases - 2005

CA7 pattern jury instructions - civil cases - 2005

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Pattern jury instructions for general civil cases, from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (CA7), dated 2005 and not-yet-superseded as of August 2008. This copy includes date information and a descriptive footer that was not in the original document.
Pattern jury instructions for general civil cases, from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (CA7), dated 2005 and not-yet-superseded as of August 2008. This copy includes date information and a descriptive footer that was not in the original document.

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FEDERAL CIVILJURY INSTRUCTIONSOF THESEVENTH CIRCUIT
_____________Prepared ByThe Committee on Pattern Civil Jury Instructionsof the Seventh Circuit
CA7 pattern civil jury instructions - May 2005
File created in May 2005
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I
NTRODUCTION
..................................................................11.
 
G
ENERAL
I
NSTRUCTIONS
.......................................................4
General Cautionary Instructions
1.01 General: Functions of the Court and Jury................................51.02 No Inference From Judges Questions...................................61.03 All Litigants Equal Before the Law......................................7
What Is and What Is Not Evidence
1.04 Evidence...........................................................81.05 Deposition Testimony................................................91.06 What is Not Evidence...............................................101.07 Note-Taking.......................................................12
Weighing and Considering the Evidence
1.08 Consideration of All Evidence Regardless of Who Produced...............131.09 Limited Purpose of Evidence.........................................141.10 Evidence Limited to Certain Parties....................................151.11 Weighing the Evidence..............................................161.12 Definition of Directand CircumstantialEvidence.....................17
Witness Testimony
1.13 Testimony of Witness: Deciding What to Believe.........................181.14 Prior Inconsistent Statements [or Acts].................................191.15 Impeachment of Witness-Convictions..................................211.16 Lawyer Interviewing Witness.........................................221.17 Number of Witnesses...............................................231.18 Absence of Evidence................................................241.19 Adverse Inference from Missing Witness...............................251.20 Spoliation/Destruction of Evidence....................................27
Particular Types of Evidence
1.21 Expert Witnesses...................................................281.22 Translated Language................................................291.23 Summaries........................................................301.24 Demonstrative Evidence.............................................31
Separate Consideration of Multiple Parties
1.25 Multiple Claims; Multiple Plaintiffs/Defendants..........................321.26 Dismissed/Withdrawn Defendant......................................33
CA7 pattern civil jury instructions - May 2005
 
 Burden of Proof 
1.27 Burden of Proof....................................................341.28 Clear and Convincing Evidence.......................................351.29 Burden for Affirmative Defense/Burden-Shifting Theory...................37
 Definition of Elements
1.30 Proximate Cause...................................................381.31 No Need to Consider Damages Instruction..............................39
Conduct of Deliberations
1.32 Selection of Presiding Juror; General Verdict............................401.33 Communication with Court..........................................411.34 Disagreement Among Jurors..........................................42
2.
 
I
N
-
TRIAL
I
NSTRUCTIONS
;
 
L
IMITING
I
NSTRUCTIONS
.................................43
2.01Cautionary Instruction Before Recess..................................442.02In-trial Instruction on News Coverage..................................452.03Evidence Admitted Only Against One Party.............................462.04Stipulated Testimony................................................472.05Stipulations of Fact.................................................482.06Judicial Notice.....................................................492.07Transcript of Tape Recording.........................................502.08Deposition as Substantive Evidence....................................512.09Use of Interrogatories...............................................522.10Cross-Examination of Character Witness...............................532.11.Impeachment by Conviction of Crime..................................542.12.Summaries of Records as Evidence....................................552.13.Withdrawal of Claims...............................................562.14.Judges Comments to Lawyer........................................57
3.
 
E
MPLOYMENT
D
ISCRIMINATION
:
 
T
ITLE
VII,
 
A
DEA
.................................58
3.01General Employment Discrimination Instructions........................593.02Retaliation.........................................................633.03Pattern or Practice..................................................653.04Harassment by Co-employee or Third Party.............................663.05A.Supervisor Harassment with Tangible Employment Action.................693.05B Supervisor Harassment with No Tangible Employment Action ..............723.06 Willfulness: Where Age Discrimination is Alleged........................753.07 Cautionary Instruction on Reasonableness of Defendant’s Action...........763.08 Disparate Impact...................................................773.09 Damages: General..................................................783.10 Compensatory Damages.............................................793.11 Back Pay..........................................................813.12 Mitigation.........................................................833.13 Punitive Damages..................................................84
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