California Civil Jury Instructions (CACI) (2017)

VF-3201. Consequential Damages

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VF-3201.Consequential Damages
We answer the questions submitted to us as follows:
1. Was [name of defendant]’s conduct a substantial factor in causing
damages to [name of plaintiff]?
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 the damages result from [name of plaintiff]’s requirements
and needs?
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 defendant] have reason to know of those
requirements and needs at the time of the [sale/lease] to [name of
plaintiff]?
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. Could [name of plaintiff] reasonably have prevented the damages?
4. Yes No
4. If your answer to question 4 is no, then answer question 5. If
you answered yes, stop here, answer no further questions, and
have the presiding juror sign and date this form.
5. What is the amount of [name of plaintiff]’s damages?
$
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
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verdict in the courtroom.
New September 2003; Revised December 2010
Directions for Use
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.
This verdict form is based on CACI No. 3243, Consequential Damages.
Normally, this verdict form would be combined with verdict forms containing the
underlying cause(s) of action.
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.
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