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Arkansas Supreme Court Committee On Jury Instructions-Civil

Ark. Model Jury Instr., Civil AMI 2105
Arkansas Model Jury Instructions-Civil
November 2020 Update
Arkansas Supreme Court Committee On Jury Instructions-Civil
Chapter 21. Comparative Fault—
General Verdict
AMI 2105 Comparative Negligence or Fault—Complaint Against Principal and Agent—Counterclaim by Both Defendants
If you should find that (plaintiff) was not negligent or that [his][her] negligence was not a proximate cause of the occurrence, then [he][she] is entitled to recover the full amount of any damages you may find [he][she] has sustained which were proximately caused by any negligence of (defendant agent).
If you should find that (defendant agent) was not negligent or that [his][her] negligence was not a proximate cause of the occurrence, then both [he][she] and (defendant principal) are entitled to recover the full amount of any damages you may find they have sustained which were proximately caused by any negligence of (plaintiff).
If you should find that the occurrence was proximately caused by negligence of both (plaintiff) and (defendant agent), then you must compare the percentages of the negligence of these two parties.
If the negligence of (plaintiff) was of less degree than the negligence of (defendant agent), then you should find for (plaintiff) on [his][her] complaint and also for (plaintiff) on the counterclaim of (defendant agent) and (defendant principal). However, you must reduce any damages of (plaintiff) in proportion to the degree of [his][her] own negligence.
If the negligence of (defendant agent) was of less degree than the negligence of (plaintiff), then you should find for [him][her] and for (defendant principal) on their counterclaim and also for them on the complaint of (plaintiff). However, you must reduce any damages of both in proportion to the degree of the negligence of (defendant agent).
If you should find that (plaintiff) and (defendant agent) were equally negligent or that neither was negligent, then none of the parties can recover in this case, and you should find against (plaintiff) on [his][her] complaint and against (defendant agent) and (defendant principal) on their counterclaim.
NOTE ON USE
Do not use this instruction when the case is submitted on interrogatories.
When AMI 301 is given, substitute “fault” for “negligence.”
COMMENT
This instruction is based on Ark. Code Ann. § 16-64-122.
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