CACI No. VF-1901. Concealment

Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions (2020 edition)

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VF-1901.Concealment
We answer the questions submitted to us as follows:
1. Did [name of defendant] intentionally fail to disclose [a] fact[s] that
[name of plaintiff] did not know and could not reasonably have
discovered?
1. Yes No
1. If your answer to question 1 is yes, then answer question 2. If you
answered no, stop here, answer no further questions, and have
the presiding juror sign and date this form.
2. Did [name of defendant] intend to deceive [name of plaintiff] by
concealing the fact?
2. Yes No
2. If your answer to question 2 is yes, then answer question 3. If you
answered no, stop here, answer no further questions, and have
the presiding juror sign and date this form.
3. Had the omitted information been disclosed, would [name of
plaintiff] reasonably have behaved differently?
3. Yes No
3. If your answer to question 3 is yes, then answer question 4. If you
answered no, stop here, answer no further questions, and have
the presiding juror sign and date this form.
4. Was [name of defendant]’s concealment a substantial factor in
causing harm to [name of plaintiff]?
4. Yes No
4. If your answer to question 4 is yes, then answer question 5. If you
answered no, stop here, answer no further questions, and have
the presiding juror sign and date this form.
5. What are [name of plaintiff]’s damages?
[a. Past economic loss
[lost earnings $]
[lost profits $]
[medical expenses $]
[other past economic loss $]
[a. Total Past Economic Damages: $ ]
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[b. Future economic loss
[lost earnings $ ]
[lost profits $]
[medical expenses $]
[other future economic loss $]
[b. Total Future Economic Damages: $ ]
[c. Past noneconomic loss, including [physical
pain/mental suffering:] $ ]
[d. Future noneconomic loss, including [physical
pain/mental suffering:] $ ]
[d. TOTAL $
Signed: Presiding Juror
Dated:
After [this verdict form has/all verdict forms have] been signed, notify
the [clerk/bailiff/court attendant] that you are ready to present your
verdict in the courtroom.
New September 2003; Revised April 2007, December 2010, June 2014, December
2016
Directions for Use
This verdict form is based on CACI No. 1901, Concealment.
The special verdict forms in this section are intended only as models. They may
need to be modified depending on the facts of the case.
Modify question 1 by referring to one of the other three grounds for concealment
listed in element 1 of CACI No. 1901, Concealment, depending on which ground is
applicable to the facts of the case.
If specificity is not required, users do not have to itemize all the damages listed in
question 5. The breakdown is optional depending on the circumstances.
If there are multiple causes of action, users may wish to combine the individual
forms into one form. If different damages are recoverable on different causes of
action, replace the damages tables in all of the verdict forms with CACI No. VF-
3920, Damages on Multiple Legal Theories.
If the jury is being given the discretion under Civil Code section 3288 to award
prejudgment interest (see Bullis v. Security Pac. Nat’l Bank (1978) 21 Cal.3d 801,
814 [148 Cal.Rptr. 22, 582 P.2d 109]), give CACI No. 3935, Prejudgment Interest.
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This verdict form may need to be augmented for the jury to make any factual
findings that are required in order to calculate the amount of prejudgment interest.
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