California Civil Jury Instructions (CACI)

3905. Items of Noneconomic Damage

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

[Insert applicable instructions on items of noneconomic damage.]

Directions for Use

This instruction may not be needed in every case. For example, if the plaintiff is not claiming any economic damages, there is no need to define the claimed damages as "noneconomic." If this instruction is used, it should be followed by applicable instructions concerning the items of noneconomic 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, pp. 113- 114

4 Levy et al., California Torts, Ch. 74, Resolving Multiparty Tort Litigation, § 74.04 (Matthew Bender)

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)