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Nevada Jury Instructions

RESPECTIVE BURDENS OF PLAINTIFF AND DEFENDANT; NEGLIGENCE AND CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE

The plaintiff has the burden to prove that the plaintiff sustained damage, that the defendant was negligent, and that such negligence was a [proximate] [legal] cause of the damage sustained by the plaintiff.

The defendant has the burden of proving, as an affirmative defense, that some contributory negligence on the part of the plaintiff himself, was a [proximate] [legal] cause of any damage plaintiff may have sustained.

NEV. J.I. 3.06

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Jay Young is a Las Vegas, Nevada attorney. His practice focuses on business law, business litigation, and acting as an Arbitrator and Mediator. Peers have named him an AV-Rated Lawyer, Best Lawyers, a Top 100 Super Lawyers in the Mountain States multiple years, and to the Legal Elite and Top Lawyers lists for many years. Mr. Young has been appointed a part time Judge, a Special Master to the Clark County, Nevada Business Court, as an arbitrator by the Nevada Supreme Court. He has been appointed as an arbitrator or mediator of well over 250 legal disputes from business disputes to personal injury matters. He has been named Best Lawyers for Arbitration. Mr. Young is a respected author of ten books, including A Litigator’s Guide to Federal Evidentiary Objections, A Litigator’s Guide to the Federal Rules of Evidence, and the Federal Court Civil Litigation Checklist.
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