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31 Litigation Winter 2004 Volume 30 Number 2 Lıtıgatıon online by Sylvia Walbolt and Cristina Alonso Drafting Instructions How do you draft a set of instructions that will lead the jury in the right direction? First, keep each requested instruction short and simple. As Judge Easterbrook noted in Gehring v. Case Corp., “When the legal issue is complex, simplicity of language is vital.” 43 F.3d 340, 344 (7th Cir. 1994). Simple instructions are not only...

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