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New York Pattern Jury Instructions Companion Handbook provides guidance on using New York Pattern Jury Instructions – Civil as a research and case-planning tool. It contains examples of jury instructions given by New York judges and requests for instructions submitted by attorneys for parties in a wide variety of cases, including motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice, breach of contract, and intentional torts. Commentary from Hon. Robert J. Lunn, Associate Justice, Appellate Division, New York Supreme Court, Fourth Department, offers a valuable perspective on civil trial practice. Features include:
• Guidance for efficient and effective ways to prepare a civil case for discovery and trial
• Advice for determining when pattern jury instructions should be used verbatim and when they should be modified
• Illustrative cases showing the type of case, the results, and the actual or proposed jury instructions