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Florida Supreme Court authorizes amendments to standard civil jury instructions and model instructions

On January 23, 2020, in IN RE: STANDARD JURY INSTRUCTIONS IN CIVIL CASES— REPORT 2019-04, the Florida Supreme Court authorized the amendment of several standard civil jury instructions and model instructions. Notable amendments include the amendment of Model Instruction Number 1 to specifically ask the jury whether the plaintiff in the hypothetical motor vehicle negligence case sustained a permanent injury and the deletion of the “final instructions” section of Model Instruction Numbers 2 through 6.

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