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Standard Jury Instructions - Contract and Business Cases


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STANDARD JURY INSTRUCTIONS
CONTRACT AND BUSINESS CASES

This web site contains standard jury instructions prepared by the Florida Supreme Court Standard Jury Instructions Committee (Contracts and Business) and approved for publication by the Florida Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Contract and Business Cases is not accepting applications at this time.

Contract and Business cases: In June 2013, the Florida Supreme Court approved a set of standard jury instructions for use in contract and business cases proposed by the Florida Supreme Court Standard Jury Instructions Committee (Contract and Business Cases).

Recent amendments to rules: The Committee has a current pending case, SC18-867, proposing various instruction amendments and creating verdict forms.

For information on how to use standard jury instructions, including when they are useful and when they are required, please refer to the How to Use this Book section for the Standard Jury Instructions in Contract and Business Cases and Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.470(b).

The Committee encourages trial judges and trial counsel to suggest revisions to the standard instructions by CONTACTING THE COMMITTEE.

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