CACI No. VF-3900. Punitive Damages

Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions (2023 edition)

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VF-3900.Punitive Damages
We answer the questions submitted to us as follows:
1. Did [name of defendant] engage in the conduct with malice,
oppression, or fraud?
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. What amount of punitive damages, if any, do you award [name of
plaintiff]? $ ]
Signed: Presiding Juror
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 September 2003; Revised October 2008, 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.
Normally, this form should be combined with the verdict form(s) on the underlying
cause(s) of action. Include question 2 if the trial is not bifurcated.
This form is based on CACI No. 3940, Punitive Damages - Individual
Defendant - Trial Not Bifurcated, and CACI No. 3941, Punitive
Damages - Individual Defendant - Bifurcated Trial (First Phase).

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