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WPI 370.13 Furnishing Alcohol to Minors—Social Host—Burden of Proof

6A WAPRAC WPI 370.13Washington Practice Series TMWashington Pattern Jury Instructions--Civil

6A Wash. Prac., Wash. Pattern Jury Instr. Civ. WPI 370.13 (7th ed.)
Washington Practice Series TM
Washington Pattern Jury Instructions--Civil
April 2022 Update
Washington State Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions
Part XX. Alcohol Liability
Chapter 370. Liability for Furnishing Alcohol
WPI 370.13 Furnishing Alcohol to Minors—Social Host—Burden of Proof
[On(name of plaintiff)'s claim that(name of defendant), a social host, negligently furnished alcohol to(name of minor),](name of plaintiff)has the burden of proving each of the following propositions:
(1) That(name of defendant)furnished alcohol to(name of minor);
(2) That(name of defendant)failed to exercise reasonable care not to furnish alcohol to minors when it furnished alcohol to(name of minor); and
(3) That the furnishing of alcohol to(name of minor)proximately caused(name of minor)'s [injury] [death].
If you find from your consideration of all of the evidence that each of these propositions has been proved, your verdict should be for(name of plaintiff)[on this claim]. On the other hand, if you find that any of these propositions has not been proved, then your verdict should be for(name of defendant)[on this claim].
Use this instruction for claims that a social host negligently furnished alcohol to a minor. Use WPI 370.12 (Furnishing Alcohol to Minors—Duty of Social Host) with this instruction.
Use WPI 21.01 (Meaning of Burden of Proof—Preponderance of the Evidence) with this instruction.
Use bracketed language as applicable. If the furnishing of alcohol to a minor by a social host is the only claim in the case, do not use the bracketed language in the first and last paragraphs.
[Current as of February 2021.]
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