California Civil Jury Instructions (CACI)

VF-701. Motor Vehicle Owner Liability—Permissive Use of Vehicle—Affirmative Defense—Use Beyond Scope of Permission

New September 2003; Revised December 2010

Directions for Use

This is for use in conjunction with the general negligence verdict forms involving motor vehicles. The four questions here should be incorporated into the verdict form regarding the underlying case. 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.

This verdict form is based on CACI No. 720, Motor Vehicle Owner Liability—Permissive Use of Vehicle, and CACI No. 721, Motor Vehicle Owner Liability—Affırmative Defense—Use Beyond Scope of Permission.

If there are multiple causes of action, users may wish to combine the individual forms into one form. If different damages are recoverable on different causes of action, replace the damages tables in all of the verdict forms with CACI No. VF-3920, Damages on Multiple Legal Theories.