Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions -- Civil
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Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions -- Civil is essential content for civil litigators. These instructions are prepared and updated by the Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions in Civil Cases. Illinois Supreme Court Rule 239(a) prescribes the use of Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions in civil cases. Jury instructions provide a roadmap of the elements essential to proving and defending a civil cause of action.
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Table of contents
Cautionary and General
1.00 GENERAL CAUTIONARY INSTRUCTIONS
2.00 INSTRUCTIONS DURING TRIAL
3.00 GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
4.00 INSTRUCTIONS RECOMMENDED NOT TO BE GIVEN
Failure to Testify or Produce Evidence
5.00 FAILURE TO TESTIFY OR PRODUCE EVIDENCE
Negligence- Risk- Misconduct- Proximate Cause
10.00 NEGLIGENCE AND ORDINARY CARE
11.00 CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE
12.00 SPECIFIC FACTORS AFFECTING NEGLIGENCE AND CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE
13.00 ASSUMPTION OF RISK
14.00 WILLFUL AND WANTON CONDUCT
15.00 PROXIMATE CAUSE
Issues- Burden of Proof
20.00 ISSUES IN THE CASE
21.00 BURDEN OF PROOF
22.00 BURDEN OF PROOF- RES IPSA LOQUITUR
23.00 ADMITTED LIABILITY
30.00 DAMAGE INSTRUCTIONS
31.00 DAMAGES- WRONGFUL DEATH
32.00 INJURY TO SPOUSE AND FAMILY MEMBERS
33.00 DAMAGES- MITIGATION
34.00 DAMAGES- FUTURE DAMAGES- LENGTH OF TIME
DAMAGES WILL CONTINUE- DISCOUNT OF DAMAGES- MORTALITY TABLES
35.00 PUNITIVE DAMAGES
36.00 NO LIABILITY- NO DAMAGES
Multiple Parties and Pleadings- Verdict Forms
41.00 MULTIPLE PARTIES AND PLEADINGS
45.00 FORMS OF VERDICTS
55.00 CONSTRUCTION NEGLIGENCE
60.00 STATUTORY VIOLATIONS
70.00 MOTOR VEHICLES
72.00 AUTOMOBILE GUESTS- JOINT ENTERPRISE- PASSENGERS
73.00 RAILROAD CROSSINGS
Particularized Standards of Conduct
100.00 COMMON CARRIERS
105.00 PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE
115.00 ULTRAHAZARDOUS ACTIVITIES
Owners and Occupiers of Land
125.00 LIABILITY FOR FALLS ON SNOW AND ICE
128.00 CONCLUDING PARAGRAPHS- NO CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE-CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE- AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE
130.00 LANDLORD AND TENANT
135.00 ABUTTING PROPERTY OWNER
Actions Based on Statutes
150.00 DRAM SHOP ACT
155.00 THE DRUG OR ALCOHOL IMPAIRED MINOR RESPONSIBILITY ACT
160.00 FEDERAL EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY ACT
170.00 SAFETY APPLIANCE AND BOILER INSPECTION ACTS
180.00 STRUCTURAL WORK ACT
185.00 MAGNUSON- MOSS ACT
190.00 NURSING HOME CARE ACT
200.00 WILL CONTEST
205.00 TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE WITH EXPECTANCY
250.00 RETALITORY DISCHARGE
300.00 EMINENT DOMAIN
400.00 STRICT PRODUCT LIABILITY
500.00 IMPLIED ("ACTIVE-PASSIVE") INDEMNITY
710.00 LIABILITY INSURANCE
800.00 FRAUD AND DECEIT