California Civil Jury Instructions (CACI)
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
1 Witkin, California Evidence (4th ed. 2000) Circumstantial Evidence, §§ 30–34
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)