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AMI 301 Fault—Definition

Arkansas Supreme Court Committee On Jury Instructions-Civil

Ark. Model Jury Instr., Civil AMI 301
Arkansas Model Jury Instructions-Civil
November 2021 Update
Arkansas Supreme Court Committee On Jury Instructions-Civil
Chapter 3. Negligence, Fault, and Ordinary Care
AMI 301 Fault—Definition
When I use the word “fault” in these instructions, I mean [negligence][and][assumption of risk][and][breach of warranty][and][willful misconduct][and][supplying a product in a defective condition].
Use this instruction when the term “fault” is used in another instruction. It may be preferable to give this instruction immediately before the instruction using the term “fault.”
This instruction is based on Ark. Code Ann. § 16-64-122(c).
Comparative fault is inapplicable in cases involving intentional torts. Whitlock v. Smith, 297 Ark. 399, 762 S.W.2d 782 (1989); Kellerman v. Zeno, 64 Ark. App. 79, 983 S.W.2d 136 (1998).
As to assumption of risk, see Comment to AMI 306.
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