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AMI1402Electricity—Duty to Insulate or Isolate Electric Wires

Arkansas Supreme Court Committee On Jury Instructions-Civil

Ark. Model Jury Instr., Civil AMI 1402
Arkansas Model Jury Instructions-Civil
February 2020 Update
Arkansas Supreme Court Committee On Jury Instructions-Civil
Chapter 14. Electricity
AMI 1402 Electricity—Duty to Insulate or Isolate Electric Wires
It is the duty of a supplier of electricity to use ordinary care either to insulate its wires or to place them so there is no reasonable expectation that others will come in contact with them.
COMMENT
This instruction is based on the holdings in Arkansas Power & Light Co. v. Lum, 222 Ark. 678, 262 S.W.2d 920 (1953), Arkansas Power & Light Co. v. Hoover, 182 Ark. 1065, 34 S.W.2d 464 (1931), and Arkansas Power & Light Co. v. Cates, 180 Ark. 1003, 24 S.W.2d 846 (1930).
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