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WPI 21.07 Evenly Balanced Evidence

6 WAPRAC WPI 21.07Washington Practice Series TMWashington Pattern Jury Instructions--Civil

6 Wash. Prac., Wash. Pattern Jury Instr. Civ. WPI 21.07 (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 21. Burden of Proof
WPI 21.07 Evenly Balanced Evidence
(The WPI Committee recommends that no instruction be given on this subject.)
The Washington Supreme Court has advised against giving such an instruction. Enyeart v. Borgeson, 60 Wn.2d 494, 498 fn. 2, 374 P.2d 543 (1962) (“In the interest of brevity and simplicity, it is suggested that the trial court reject ‘evenly balanced’ instructions, since the matter is and should be adequately covered by the traditional instruction on burden of proof.”)
[Current as of September 2018.]
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