California Civil Jury Instructions (CACI) (2017)
VF-3902. Punitive Damages - Entity Defendant—Trial Not BifurcatedDownload PDF
VF-3902.Punitive Damages—Entity Defendant
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 on behalf of [name of defendant]?
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]? $ ]
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 modifie 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. Include question 2 if the trial is not bifurcated.
This form is based on CACI No. 3945, Punitive Damages—Entity
Defendant—Trial Not Bifurcated, and CACI No. 3946, Punitive Damages—Entity
Defendant—Bifurcated Trial (First Phase). This form is intended to address the firs
bracketed option in CACI Nos. 3945 and 3946.