California Civil Jury Instructions (CACI) (2017)

207. Evidence Applicable to One Party

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207.Evidence Applicable to One Party
[During the trial, I explained that certain evidence could be considered
as to only one party. You may not consider that evidence as to any other
party.]
[During the trial, I explained that certain evidence could be considered
as to one or more parties but not to every party. You may not consider
that evidence as to any other party.]
New September 2003
Directions for Use
If appropriate, an instruction limiting the parties to whom evidence applies must be
given on request. (Evid. Code, § 355.) It is recommended that the judge call
attention to the party or parties to which the evidence applies.
For an instruction on evidence admissible for a limited purpose, see CACI
No. 206, Evidence Admitted for Limited Purpose.
Sources and Authority
• Evidence Applicable to One Party. Evidence Code section 355.
Secondary Sources
1 Witkin, California Evidence (5th ed. 2012) Circumstantial Evidence, §§ 32–36
Jefferson, California Evidence Benchbook (3d ed. 1997) §§ 20.11–20.13
1A California Trial Guide, Unit 21, Procedures for Determining Admissibility of
Evidence, § 21.21 (Matthew Bender)
48 California Forms of Pleading and Practice, Ch. 551, Trial, §§ 551.66, 551.77
(Matthew Bender)
California Judges Benchbook: Civil Proceedings—Trial (2d ed.) §§ 4.106, 13.26
(Cal CJER 2010)
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