Jensen v. White Star Lines (c) Anderson Kill & Olick 1998
Jury's Special Verdict Sheet

Jurors, after deliberation of all the testimony, documents and exhibits you are to carefully consider the evidence and come to a unanimous conclusion as to each question below:
 
Elements of the plaintiff's prima facie case of Negligence:
 
Negligence is a "tort," a private (non-criminal) wrong or injury. To prevail on a claim of negligence, a plaintiff must prove by a preponderance of the evidence the following four elements:
    1. Duty of reasonable care to the injured party,
    2. Breach by the defendant of the duty of reasonable care,
    3. Proximate (legal) causation of the plaintiff's injuries (here, in this case, the cause of Mr. Jensen's wrongful death);
    4. Damages.
1. Duty of Reasonable Care:
  IF THE ANSWERS TO THE ABOVE QUESTIONS 1.(a) AND (b) ARE ANSWERED "YES" PROCEED TO THE NEXT QUESTION:
 

2. Breach of the Duty Owed:
 

 

IF THE ANSWER TO QUESTION 2 IS "YES" PROCEED TO THE NEXT QUESTION:
 

3. Causation:
 

 
IF BOTH QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED "YES" THEN PROCEED TO THE NEXT QUESTION:
 

4. Damages:
 

 
Defenses Available to White Star Lines:
   
 
 Jurors, after you have come to a unanimous conclusion as to each question below, the completed verdict sheet must be returned to the judge or bailiff. 
 
 
 

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