California Civil Jury Instructions (CACI)
VF-3902. Punitive Damages - Entity Defendant—Trial Not Bifurcated
We answer the questions submitted to us as follows:
1. Was the conduct constituting malice, oppression, or fraud committed by one or more officers, directors, or managing agents of [name of defendant] acting in a corporate capacity?
______ Yes ______ No
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]? $______
[After it has been signed/After all verdict forms have been signed], deliver this verdict form to the [clerk/bailiff/judge].
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 verdict form should be combined with the verdict form(s) on the underlying cause(s) of action.
This form is based on CACI No. 3945, Punitive Damages—Entity Defendant—Trial Not Bifurcated. This form is intended to address the first bracketed option in CACI No. 3945.
(New September 2003)