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AMI 108 Circumstantial Evidence

Arkansas Supreme Court Committee On Jury Instructions-Civil

Ark. Model Jury Instr., Civil AMI 108
Arkansas Model Jury Instructions-Civil
November 2021 Update
Arkansas Supreme Court Committee On Jury Instructions-Civil
Chapter 1. Introductory Instructions
AMI 108 Circumstantial Evidence
A fact in dispute may be proved by circumstantial evidence as well as by direct evidence. A fact is established by direct evidence when, for example, it is proved by witnesses who testify to what they saw, heard, or experienced. A fact is established by circumstantial evidence when its existence can reasonably be inferred from other facts proved in the case.
NOTE ON USE
This instruction should be used only in a case involving circumstantial evidence.
COMMENT
This instruction is a correct statement of the law. Moore Ford Co. v. Smith, 270 Ark. 340, 604 S.W.2d 943 (1980).
Early instructions regarding circumstantial evidence were approved in Ford Motor Co. v. Fish, 233 Ark. 634, 346 S.W.2d 469 (1961).
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