Wednesday, December 07, 2011

New Illinois Circuit Court civil jury instructions

The Illinois Supreme Court's Committee on Jury Instructions in Civil Cases announced four revisions today:
105.01 Professional Negligence - Duty
3.03 Insurance/Benefits
3.08 Opinion Testimony
60.01 Violation of Statute, Ordinance or Administrative Regulation

Note is made that “while Illinois Supreme Court Rule 239(a) prescribes the use of Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions, an instruction is approved or rejected only after it has been judicially questioned and considered. [Powers v. Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Company, 91 Ill. 2d 375 (1982)]

A complete listing of recent civil & criminal jury instructions are posted by the Court here and here

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