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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.

Mr. Young can be reached at 702.667.4868 or at jay@h2law.com.