California Civil Jury Instructions (CACI)

3903. Items of Economic Damage

The following are the specific items of economic damages claimed by [name of plaintiff]:

[Insert applicable instructions on items of economic damage.]

Directions for Use

This instruction may not be necessary in every case. For example, if the plaintiff is not claiming any noneconomic damages, there would be no need to define the claimed damages as "economic." If this instruction is used, it should be followed by applicable instructions (see CACI Nos. 3903A through 3903N) concerning the items of economic damage claimed by the plaintiff. These instructions should be inserted into this instruction as sequentially numbered items.

Secondary Sources

5 Witkin, Summary of California Law (9th ed. 1988) Torts, § 53

California Tort Damages (Cont.Ed.Bar 1988) Bodily Injury, § 1.5

15 California Forms of Pleading and Practice, Ch. 177, Damages (Matthew Bender)

6 California Points and Authorities, Ch. 65, Damages (Matthew Bender)

1 Bancroft-Whitney's California Civil Practice (1992) Torts, § 5:4

(New September 2003)