CACI VF-3900 Punitive Damages
California Civil Jury Instructions CACI
VF-3900 Punitive Damages
We answer the questions submitted to us as follows:
1.Did [name of defendant] engage in the conduct with malice, oppression, or fraud?
[If your answer to question 1 is yes, then answer question 2. If you answered no, stop here, answer no further questions, and have the presiding juror sign and date this form.
2.What amount of punitive damages, if any, do you award [name of plaintiff]? $]
After [this verdict form has/all verdict forms have] been signed, notify the [clerk/bailiff/court attendant] that you are ready to present your verdict in the courtroom.
New September 2003; Revised October 2008, December 2010
Directions for Use
The special verdict forms in this section are intended only as models. They may need to be modified depending on the facts of the case.
Normally, this form should be combined with the verdict form(s) on the underlying cause(s) of action. Include question 2 if the trial is not bifurcated.
This form is based on CACI No. 3940, Punitive Damages—Individual Defendant—Trial Not Bifurcated, and CACI No. 3941, Punitive Damages—Individual Defendant—Bifurcated Trial (First Phase).