California Civil Jury Instructions (CACI) (2017)

VF-2100. Conversion

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VF-2100.Conversion
We answer the questions submitted to us as follows:
1. Did [name of plaintiff] [own/possess/have a right to possess] a
[insert description of personal property]?
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] intentionally and substantially interfere
with [name of plaintiff]’s property by [[taking possession
of/preventing [name of plaintiff] from having access to] the [insert
description of personal property]/[destroying the [insert description
of personal property]/refusing to return [name of plaintiff]’s [insert
description of personal property] after [name of plaintiff] demanded
its return]?
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. Did [name of plaintiff] consent?
3. Yes No
3. If your answer to question 3 is no, then answer question 4. If
you answered yes, stop here, answer no further questions, and
have the presiding juror sign and date this form.
4. Was [name of plaintiff] harmed?
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. Was [name of defendant]’s conduct a substantial factor in causing
[name of plaintiff]’s harm?
5. Yes No
5. If your answer to question 5 is yes, then answer question 6. If
you answered no, stop here, answer no further questions, and
have the presiding juror sign and date this form.
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6. What are [name of plaintiff]’s damages?
6. 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 December 2005; Revised December 2009, December 2010, June 2011,
December 2016
Directions for Use
This verdict form is based on CACI No. 2100, Conversion—Essential Factual
Elements.
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.
If the case involves multiple items of personal property as to which the evidence
differs, users may need to modify question 2 to focus the jury on the different
items.
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.
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.
VF-2101–VF-2199. Reserved for Future Use
VF-2100 CONVERSION
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