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Missouri Approved Jury Instructions (MAI), Civil, 8th

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Brand: Thomson West
Copyright: 2020-2021
ISBN: 9781731980748
Publication Frequency: Updated as changes in the law dictate
Update format: N/A

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Missouri Approved Jury Instructions (MAI), Civil, 8th


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Missouri Approved Jury Instructions (MAI) Civil, 8th contains court-approved jury instructions for all civil jury trials, along with explanatory notes and references. Under Missouri Supreme Court Rule 70.02(b), the use of MAI instructions is mandatory “whenever Missouri Approved Instructions contains an instruction applicable in a particular case.”

Additional resources in this comprehensive volume include:

  • An overview on utilizing the text
  • Notes on Use which provide mandatory directions on the circumstances under which each instruction may be used
  • Committee Comments which show the source of the approved instructions and aid lawyers in finding some of the authorities relevant to the instruction

Annotations (brief synopses of cases dealing with the specific instruction in question) also assist your research.

Topics addressed by these official jury instructions include:

  • Contracts
  • Motor vehicle injuries
  • Medical malpractice
  • Breach of warranty and product liability
  • Owners and occupiers of land
  • Probate litigation
  • Agency
  • Damages (generally and in specific cases)
  • Affirmative defenses
  • Employment discrimination
  • Converse instructions