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Nevada Jury Instructions

NEV. J.I. 1.0               DUTY OF JUDGE AND JURY
NEV. J.I. 1.01             USE OF INSTRUCTIONS
NEV. J.I. 1.02            MASCULINE FORM OF PRONOUN INCLUDES FEMININE OR CORPORATION
NEV. J.I.1.03             WHAT IS AND WHAT IS NOT EVIDENCE 

NEV. J.I. 1.04            JURORS FORBIDDEN FROM MAKING ANY INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION
NEV. J.I. 1.05            JURORS MUST USE EVERYDAY COMMON SENSE;    
VERDICT MAY NEVER BE INFLUENCED BY SYMPATHY, PREJUDICE OR PUBLIC OPINION
NEV. J.I. 1.06             CORPORATIONS AS PARTIES
NEV. J.I. 1.07             INSURANCE: COLLATERAL SOURCES
NEV. J.I. 1.08             IMPARTIALITY OF THE COURT
NEV. J.I. 2.00             DIRECT AND CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE
NEV. J.I. 2.01             JURY TO CONSIDER ALL THE EVIDENCE
NEV. J.I. 2.02             LIMITED ADMISSION OF EVIDENCE; PARTIES OR PURPOSE
NEV. J.I. 2.03             DEPOSITION EVIDENCE
NEV. J.I. 2.04             ANSWERS TO INTERROGATORIES AS EVIDENCE
NEV. J.I. 2.05             RESPONSES TO REQUESTS FOR ADMISSIONS AS EVIDENCE
NEV. J.I. 2.06             STIPULATIONS AS EVIDENCE
NEV. J.I. 2.07             CREDIBILITY OF WITNESS; WITNESS WHO HAS TESTIFIED FALSELY
NEV. J.I. 2.08             DISCREPANCIES IN A WITNESS’S TESTIMONY
NEV. J.I. 2.09             WITNESS CONVICTED OF A FELONY
NEV. J.I. 2.10             WITNESS INTERVIEWED BY ATTORNEY
NEV. J.I. 2.11              EXPERT TESTIMONY; EVALUATION BY JURY
NEV. J.I. 2.12              EXPERT TESTIMONY; EVALUATION BY JURY OF ANSWER
TO HYPOTHETICAL QUESTION
NEV. J.I. 3.00             BURDEN OF PROOF; PREPONDERANCE OF THE EVIDENCE
NEV. J.I. 3.01              NUMBER OF WITNESSES
NEV. J.I. 3.02 CONCLUSIVE PRESUMPTION; JURY QUESTION AS TO EXISTENCE OF BASIC FACTS
NEV. J.I. 3.03             DISPUTABLE PRESUMPTION; BASIC FACTS ESTABLISHED AS A MATTER OF LAW; JURY QUESTION AS TO PRESUMED FACT
NEV. J.I. 3.04             DISPUTABLE PRESUMPTION; JURY QUESTION AS TO BASIC FACTS AND PRESUMED FACT
NEV. J.I. 3.05             RESPECTIVE BURDENS OF PLAINTIFF AND DEFENDANT; GENERAL
NEV. J.I. 3.06             RESPECTIVE BURDENS OF PLAINTIFF AND DEFENDANT; NEGLIGENCE AND CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE
 NEV. J.I. 4.00             INTRODUCTORY INSTRUCTION SINGLE LEGAL THEORY
NEV. J.I. 4.01             INTRODUCTORY INSTRUCTION; MULTIPLE LEGAL THEORIES
NEV. J.I. 4.02             ELEMENTS OF NEGLIGENCE CLAIM
NEV. J.I. 4.03             NEGLIGENCE AND ORDINARY CARE; DEFINITIONS
NEV. J.I. 4.04             PROXIMATE CAUSE; DEFINITION
NEV. J.I. 4.04A          LEGAL CAUSE; DEFINITION
NEV. J.I. 4.05             CONCURRING CASES
NEV. J.I. 4.06             WHEN THIRD PARTY’S INTERVENING NEGLIGENCE IS NOT A SUPERSEDING CAUSE
NEV. J.I. 4.07             CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE; DEFINITION; EFFECT
NEV. J.I. 4.08             CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE; WRONGFUL DEATH
NEV. J.I. 4.09             RIGHT TO ASSUME OTHERS WILL EXERCISE DUE CARE
NEV. J.I. 4.10             EVIDENCE OF CUSTOM IN RELATION TO ORDINARY CARE
NEV. J.I. 4.11              STANDARD OF CONDUCT FOR MINOR
NEV. J.I. 4.12             VIOLATION OF LAW AS NEGLIGENCE PER SE; NO EVIDENCE OF EXCUSE OR JUSTIFICATION
NEV. J.I. 4.13             VIOLATION OF LAW AS NEGLIGENCE PER SE; JURY ISSUE AS TO EXCUSE OR JUSTIFICATION
NEV. J.I. 4.14             DUTY OF ONE IN IMMINENT PERIL
NEV. J.I. 4.15             DUTY; VOLUNTEER
NEV. J.I. 4.16             ASSUMPTION OF RISK
NEV. J.I. 4.17             EXPRESS ASSUMPTION OF RISK
NEV. J.I. 4.18             RES IPSA LOQUITUR; NECESSARY CONDITIONS FOR APPLICATION
NEV. J.I. 4.19             RES IPSA LOQUITUR; PERMISSIBLE INFERENCE OF NEGLIGENCE
NEV J.I. 5.00              DUTY OF THE DRIVER OF VEHICLE ON PUBLIC HIGHWAY
NEV J.I. 5.01              RANGE OF VISION
NEV J.I. 5.01A           RANGE OF VISION; ORDINARY CARE
NEV J.I. 5.02              RIGHT OF WAY; DEFINITION
NEV J.I. 5.03              RIGHT OF WAY; RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF ONE HAVING RIGHT OF WAY
NEV J.I. 5.04              DIRECTION AGAINST IMPUTATION OF DRIVER’S NEGLIGENCE TO PLAINTIFF-PASSENGER
NEV J.I. 5.05              IMPUTED NEGLIGENCE; DRIVER TO OWNER-PASSENGER
NEV J.I. 5.06              IMPUTED NEGLIGENCE; FAMILY MEMBER
NEV J.I. 5.07              IMPUTED NEGLIGENCE; FAMILY MEMBER; DISPUTE AS TO PERMISSION
NEV J.I. 5.08              PASSENGER’S DUTY
NEV J.I. 5.09              UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR
NEV J.I. 6.00              DUTY OF PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON; GENERAL PRACTITIONERS
NEV J.I. 6.01              DUTY OF PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON; HOLDING OUT AS SPECIALIST
NEV J.I. 6.02              DUTY OF PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON; BOARD CERTIFIED SPECIALIST
NEV J.I. 6.03              DUTY OF PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON; MEDICAL PERFECTION NOT REQUIRED
NEV J.I. 6.04              DUTY OF PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON; GENERAL PRACTITIONER’S DUTY TO REFER TO SPECIALIST
NEV J.I. 6.05              LIABILITY OF SURGEON FOR NEGLIGENCE OF ASSISTANTS AND NURSES
NEV J.I. 6.06              DURATION OF PHYSICIAN’S RESPONSIBILITY
NEV J.I. 6.08              WHEN CONSENT TO OPERATION OR TREATMENT IS NECESSARY CONSENT OF PATIENT; WHEN CONCLUSIVELY ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO NRS 41A.110
NEV J.I. 6.09              CONSENT OF PATIENT; WHEN IMPLIED PURSUANT TO NRS 41A.120
NEV J.I. 6.10              REALITY OF CONSENT; PHYSICIAN’S DUTY OF DISCLOSURE
NEV J.I. 6.11              REALITY OF REFUSAL OF DIAGNOSTIC TESTS; PHYSICIAN’S DUTY OF DISCLOSURE
NEV. J.I.6.12              WHO WAS AUTHORIZED TO CONSENT FOR PATIENT
NEV. J.I. 6.13             WHEN CONSENT TO AN OPERATION IS NOT NECESSARY
NEV. J.I. 6.14             EMERGENCY TREATMENT OR OPERATION
NEV. J.I. 6.15             EMERGENCY DEFINED
NEV. J.I. 6.16             REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION OF MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE; BASIC FACTS ESTABLISHED AS A MATTER OF LAW; JURY QUESTION AS TO PRESUMED FACT
NEV. J.I. 6.17             REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION OF MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE;
JURY QUESTION AS TO BASIC FACTS AND PRESUMED FACT
NEV. J.I. 6.18             REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION OF MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE; JURY QUESTION AS TO BASIC FACTS; PRESUMPTION RENDERED CONCLUSIVE (SHOULD IT ARISE) BY FAILURE TO REBUT AS A MATTER OF LAW
NEV. J.I. 6.19             MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE; EVALUATION OF EXPERT TESTIMONY AS TO THE STANDARD OF CARE
NEV. J.I. 6.20             LIABILITY OF PHYSICIANS, OTHERS RENDERING EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE; GROSS NEGLIGENCE
NEV. J.I. 6.21             GROSS NEGLIGENCE DEFINED
NEV. J.I. 6.22             PATIENT’S DUTY TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS
NEV. J.I. 6.23             DUTY OF A HOSPITAL
NEV. J.I. 6.24             LIABILITY OF HOSPITAL FOR NEGLIGENCE OF PHYSICIAN OR NURSE
NEV. J.I. 7.00             INTRODUCTORY INSTRUCTION; SINGLE LEGAL THEORY
NEV. J.I. 7.01             INTRODUCTORY INSTRUCTION; MULTIPLE LEGAL THEORIES
NEV. J.I. 7.02             ELEMENTS
NEV. J.I. 7.03             DESIGN DEFECT; DEFINITION
NEV. J.I. 7.04             MANUFACTURING DEFECT; DEFINITION
NEV. J.I. 7.05             WARNING DEFECT; DEFINITION
NEV. J.I. 7.06             UNREASONABLY DANGEROUS; DEFINITION
NEV. J.I. 7.07             MISUSE OF PRODUCT
NEV. J.I. 7.08             ASSUMPTION OF RISK
NEV. J.I. 8.00             INTRODUCTORY INSTRUCTION; SINGLE LEGAL THEORY
NEV. J.I. 8.01             INTRODUCTORY INSTRUCTION; MULTIPLE LEGAL THEORIES
NEV. J.I. 8.02             SLANDER; ELEMENTS
NEV. J.I. 8.03             SLANDER PER SE; DEFINITION
NEV. J.I. 8.04             LIBEL; ELEMENTS
NEV. J.I. 8.05             LIBEL PER SE; DEFINITION
NEV. J.I. 8.06             DEFAMATORY COMMUNICATION; DEFINITION
NEV. J.I. 8.07             EXPRESSIONS OF OPINION
NEV. J.I. 8.08             PUBLICATION; DEFINITION
NEV. J.I. 8.09             RECKLESS DISREGARD; DEFINITION
NEV. J.I. 8.10             SPECIAL DAMAGES; DEFINITION
NEV. J.I. 9.00             INTRODUCTORY INSTRUCTION
NEV. J.I. 9.01             INTENTIONAL MISREPRESENTATION; ELEMENTS
NEV. J.I. 9.02             BURDEN OF PROOF
NEV. J.I. 9.03             CONCEALMENT; ELEMENTS
NEV. J.I. 9.04             PROMISE WITHOUT INTENT TO PERFORM; ELEMENTS
NEV. J.I. 9.05             NEGLIGENT MISREPRESENTATION; ELEMENTS
NEV. J.I. 9.06             RELIANCE
NEV. J.I. 9.07             DAMAGES; OUT OF POCKET RULE
NEV. J.I. 9.08             DAMAGES; BENEFIT OF THE BARGAIN RULE
NEV. J.I. 10.00           PERSONAL INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE; INTRODUCTORY
NEV. J.I. 10.01           PERSONAL INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE; INTRODUCTORY (ADMITTED LIABILITY)
NEV. J.I. 10.02           PERSONAL INJURY; MEDICAL EXPENSES
NEV. J.I. 10.03           PERSONAL INJURY; LOSS OF EARNINGS
NEV. J.I. 10.04           PERSONAL INJURY; PAIN AND SUFFERING
NEV. J.I. 10.05           PERSONAL INJURY; PAIN AND SUFFERING; NO DEFINITE STANDARD
NEV. J.I. 10.06           PERSONAL INJURY; AGGRAVATION OF PREEXISTING CONDITION
NEV. J.I. 10.07           PERSONAL PROPERTY DAMAGE; COST OF REPAIR
NEV. J.I. 10.08           PERSONAL PROPERTY DAMAGE; CONTENTION THAT COST OF REPAIR EXCEEDS DEPRECIATION
NEV. J.I. 10.09           PERSONAL PROPERTY DAMAGE; CONTENTION OF RESIDUAL DEPRECIATION
NEV. J.I. 10.10           PERSONAL PROPERTY LOST OR DESTROYED
NEV. J.I. 10.11           LOSS OF USE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY
NEV. J.I. 10.12           WRONGFUL DEATH; HEIR AS PLAINTIFF; INTRODUCTORY
NEV. J.I. 10.13           WRONGFUL DEATH OF ADULT; HEIR AS PLAINTIFF;
LOSS OF PROBABLE SUPPORT, COMPANIONSHIP, SOCIETY, COMFORT AND CONSORTIUM
NEV. J.I. 10.14           WRONGFUL DEATH OF CHILD; HEIR AS PLAINTIFF;
LOSS OF PROBABLE SUPPORT, COMPANIONSHIP, SOCIETY AND COMFORT
NEV. J.I. 10.15           WRONGFUL DEATH; HEIR AS PLAINTIFF; GRIEF OR SORROW
NEV. J.I. 10.16           WRONGFUL DEATH; HEIR AS PLAINTIFF; PAIN, SUFFERING, OR DISFIGUREMENT OF THE DECEDENT
NEV. J.I. 10.17           WRONGFUL DEATH; HEIR AS PLAINTIFF;
GRIEF, SORROW, PAIN, SUFFERING, DISFIGUREMENT; NO DEFINITE STANDARD
NEV. J.I. 10.18           WRONGFUL DEATH; PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AS PLAINTIFF; SPECIAL DAMAGE AND PENALTIES
NEV. J.I. 10.19           PERSONAL INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE; CLOSING INSTRUCTION
NEV. J.I. 10.20           PUNITIVE DAMAGES; RECOVERY AND MEASURE
NEV. J.I. 1021 PUNITIVE DAMAGES; DEFINITION OF CONSCIOUS DISREGARD OF RIGHTS OR SAFETY OF OTHERS
NEV. J.I. 11.00           ALL INSTRUCTIONS NOT NECESSARILY APPLICABLE
NEV. J.I. 11.01           DUTY OF JUROR TO CONSULT
NEV. J.I. 11.02           READING BACK TESTIMONY
NEV. J.I. 11.03           ARGUMENTS OF COUNSEL
NEV. J.I. 11.04           CONCLUDING INSTRUCTION; GENERAL VERDICT ONLY
NEV. J.I. 11.05           CONCLUDING INSTRUCTION; SPECIAL VERDICT ONLY
NEV. J.I. 11.06           CONCLUDING INSTRUCTION; GENERAL VERDICT WITH SPECIAL FINDINGS
NEV. J.I. 11.07           CONCLUDING INSTRUCTION; GENERAL VERDICT CONCERNING NEGLIGENCE ALONG WITH SPECIAL VERDICT CONCERNING CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE, IF ANY
NEV. J.I. 12.00           GENERAL VERDICT FORM; VERDICT FOR PLAINTIFF; OPTIONAL SPECIAL VERDICT ON PAST AND FUTURE DAMAGES  
NEV. J.I. 12.01           GENERAL VERDICT FORM; VERDICT FOR DEFENDANT
NEV. J.I. 12.02           GENERAL VERDICT WITH SPECIAL FINDINGS; STRICT PRODUCTS LIABILITY ACTION
NEV. J.I. 12.03           GENERAL VERDICT CONCERNING NEGLIGENCE ALONG WITH SPECIAL VERDICT CONCERNING CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE; VERDICT FOR PLAINTIFF

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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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