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AMI 1015 Products Liability—Issues—Compliance with Law

Arkansas Supreme Court Committee On Jury Instructions-Civil

Ark. Model Jury Instr., Civil AMI 1015
Arkansas Model Jury Instructions-Civil
November 2021 Update
Arkansas Supreme Court Committee On Jury Instructions-Civil
Chapter 10. Products Liability
AMI 1015 Products Liability—Issues—Compliance with Law
When the (product) was manufactured, [a][federal][state][statute(s)][and][regulation(s)] prescribed standards of [design][inspection][testing][manufacture][labeling][warning][and][instructions for use] of the (product), which provided:
[Quote or summarize applicable statute(s) or regulation(s)].
(Defendant) contends that the (product) complied with [this][these][statute(s)][and][regulation(s)] and has the burden of proving this contention. If you find the (product) complied with the [statute(s)][and][regulation(s)], you shall consider this as evidence that the product was not in an unreasonably dangerous condition in regard to matters covered by the [statute(s)][and][regulation(s)].
NOTE ON USE
Use the brackets to insert the appropriate description of the statute(s) or regulation(s) and the standards provided.
COMMENT
This instruction is based on Ark. Code Ann. § 16-116-105.
See Haynes v. AMC, 691 F.2d 1268 (8th Cir. 1982), and Buchanna v. Diehl Mach., Inc., 98 F.3d 366 (8th Cir. 1996), for a discussion of the evidentiary basis necessary to support the giving of this type of instruction.
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