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WPI 2.11 Evaluation of Deposition Evidence

6 WAPRAC WPI 2.11Washington Practice Series TMWashington Pattern Jury Instructions--Civil

6 Wash. Prac., Wash. Pattern Jury Instr. Civ. WPI 2.11 (7th ed.)
Washington Practice Series TM
Washington Pattern Jury Instructions--Civil
April 2022 Update
Washington State Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions
Part I. General Instructions
Chapter 2. Credibility of Witnesses, Weight of Testimony, and Other Evidence
WPI 2.11 Evaluation of Deposition Evidence
(The WPI Committee recommends that no instruction be given on this subject.)
COMMENT
Jurors should be able to accord deposition testimony the weight to which they deem it entitled, as they do other evidence, without the court's singling it out by a special instruction on evaluation.
However, at the time the deposition is first read, the court should explain the purpose of a deposition, advise the jury that it was taken under oath, and that its weight, as testimony, is to be treated the same as any other testimony. See WPI 6.09 (Use of Depositions).
[Current as of September 2018.]
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