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WPI 20.04 Admission of Act But Denial of Negligence

6 WAPRAC WPI 20.04Washington Practice Series TMWashington Pattern Jury Instructions--Civil

6 Wash. Prac., Wash. Pattern Jury Instr. Civ. WPI 20.04 (7th ed.)
Washington Practice Series TM
Washington Pattern Jury Instructions--Civil
April 2022 Update
Washington State Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions
Part III. Issues—Burden of Proof
Chapter 20. Issues in the Case
WPI 20.04 Admission of Act But Denial of Negligence
(No special instruction is necessary.)
When a party admits an act, but denies negligence, the jury can be instructed with either WPI 20.01 (Issues), or WPI 20.02 (Issues—Claim and Counterclaim), each of which shows how to instruct the jury that a party denies a claim that he or she was negligent in the doing of a specific act or acts. These other instructions can be used whether or not the party admits the acts. If the party denying the claim requests that the jury be more specifically instructed as to what is being denied, then the other instructions may be modified to indicate that the party denies that his or her acts were negligent.
[Current as of September 2018.]
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