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Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions-Civil

The following represents Illinois Pattern Civil Jury Instructions, drafted by the Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions in Civil Cases. All instructions are in pdf format.

Cumulative Changes to Illinois Pattern Jury Instruction



COMPLETE SET OF ILLINOIS PATTERN JURY INSTRUCTIONS-CIVIL



Cautionary and General

1.00 GENERAL CAUTIONARY INSTRUCTIONS - Introduction, 1.01 & 1.08 - Revised May 2019

2.00 INSTRUCTIONS DURING TRIAL - 2.01 - Revised September 2020

3.00 GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS - Introduction, 3.08 - Revised April 2020

4.00 INSTRUCTIONS RECOMMENDED NOT TO BE GIVEN

 

Failure to Testify or Produce Evidence

5.00 INTRODUCTION



Negligence--Risk--Misconduct--Proximate Cause

10.00 NEGLIGENCE AND ORDINARY CARE

11.00 CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE

12.00 SPECIFIC FACTORS AFFECTING NEGLIGENCE AND CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE

13.00 ASSUMPTION OF RISK

14.00 WILLFUL AND WANTON CONDUCT

15.00 PROXIMATE CAUSE



Issues--Burden of Proof

20.00 ISSUES IN THE CASE

21.00 BURDEN OF PROOF

22.00 BURDEN OF PROOF--RES IPSA LOQUITUR

23.00 ADMITTED LIABILITY

  

Damages

30.00 DAMAGE INSTRUCTIONS - 30.05.01-  Revised May 2016

31.00 DAMAGES--WRONGFUL DEATH - 31.09, 31.10, 31.12 Instruction and Comment, 31.13 Instruction and Comment   -  Revised June 2021.

32.00 INJURY TO SPOUSE AND FAMILY MEMBERS

33.00 DAMAGES—MITIGATION

34.00 DAMAGES--FUTURE DAMAGES--LENGTH OF TIME DAMAGES WILL CONTINUE--DISCOUNT OF DAMAGES--MORTALITY TABLES

35.00 PUNITIVE DAMAGES

36.00 NO LIABILITY--NO DAMAGES

 

Multiple Parties and Pleadings--Verdict Forms

41.00 MULTIPLE PARTIES AND PLEADINGS

45.00 FORMS OF VERDICTS - 45.04A, 45.04B & 45.04C - Approved May 2014

 

Agency

50.00 AGENCY  - 50.03 & 50.04 - Revised July 2015

 
Construction Negligence

55.00 CONSTRUCTION NEGLIGENCE - Revised December 2018

 

Statutory Violations

60.00 STATUTORY VIOLATIONS

 

Motor Vehicles

70.00 MOTOR VEHICLES

72.00 AUTOMOBILE GUESTS—JOINT ENTERPRISE—PASSENGERS

73.00 RAILROAD CROSSINGS

 

Particularized Standards of Conduct

100.00 COMMON CARRIERS

105.00 PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE - Introduction, 105.1 - Revised April 2020

110.00 ANIMALS

115.00 ULTRAHAZARDOUS ACTIVITIES

 

Owners and Occupiers of Land

120.00 PREMISES

125.00 LIABILITY FOR FALLS ON SNOW AND ICE

128.00 CONCLUDING PARAGRAPHS--NO CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE--CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE--AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE

130.00 LANDLORD AND TENANT

135.00 ABUTTING PROPERTY OWNER

140.00 MUNICIPALITY

 

Actions Based on Statutes

150.00 DRAM SHOP ACT

155.00 THE DRUG OR ALCOHOL IMPAIRED MINOR RESPONSIBILITY ACT

160.00 FEDERAL EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY ACT - Revised January 2019

170.00 SAFETY APPLIANCE AND BOILER INSPECTION ACTS - Revised January 2019

180.00 STRUCTURAL WORK ACT

185.00 MAGNUSON-MOSS ACT

190.00 NURSING HOME CARE ACT - New section - Approved May and July 2014

200.00 WILL CONTEST

205.00 TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE WITH EXPECTANCY

250.00 RETALIATORY DISCHARGE

300.00 EMINENT DOMAIN

400.00. STRICT PRODUCT LIABILITY - 400.04 - Revised September 2015

500.00 IMPLIED (“ACTIVE-PASSIVE”) INDEMNITY

600.00 CONTRIBUTION - 600.14 & 600.14A  - Approved June 1, 2012

 

Contracts

700.00 CONTRACTS - 700.12G & 700.12VG - Revised August 2016

710.00 LIABILITY INSURANCE - 710.01 & Notes, 710.02 & Notes, 710.03, 710.04 Notes on Use, 710.05 & Notes, 710.07 & Notes - Revised March 2021

800.00 FRAUD AND DECEIT



 Note: While Supreme Court Rule 239(a) prescribes the use of Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions, an instruction is approved or rejected only after it has been judicially questioned and considered. Powers v. Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Company, 91 Ill. 2d 375 (1982).