Commercial Litigation and Arbitration

Jury Instructions

The Third Circuit recently completed Model Civil Jury Instructions, which are excellent and useful outside the Third Circuit as well as in. These pattern instructions are posted on the Third Circuit website at The instructions were drafted by a committee constituted by Third Circuit Chief Judge Anthony Scirica, chaired by District Judge Dickinson Debevoise, and including as members District Judges Kent Jordan (recently elevated to the Circuit), Mary McLaughlin, Jerome Simandle, Louis Pollak, Richard Caputo, Gary Lancaster, William Bassler and William Martini. The Reporters were Professors Daniel J. Capra of Fordham Law School and Catherine Struve of the University of Pennsylvania Law Schools (who in their spare time are, respectively, Reporters to Advisory Committees on Evidence and Appellate Rules).

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