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2.7-1 Separation of Liability and Damages

Revised to January 1, 2008

In a general sense, a civil trial such as this has two issues: liability and damages.  You will reach the issue of damages only if you find liability in favor of the plaintiff.  If you find that liability is established, you will have occasion to apply my instructions concerning damages.  If you find that liability has not been established, then you will not consider damages.  The fact that I am instructing you on both liability and damages should not be taken by you as any indication as to how the court would decide liability.  Rather, my charge includes both liability and damages because I must give you instructions on all the issues in the case.




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