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Pennsylvania Suggested Standard Civil Jury Instructions, 4th Edition with 2019 Supplement (Includes Electronic Download)

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Price: $329.00
Item Code: 06770-7-PBK


Create a connection with your jury

The revised instructions make it easier for judges and counsel to present their instructions in a concise, logical format and communicate with a new generation of jurors wired into a fast-paced world. For example, Rules Governing Juror Conduct During Trial (1.180) assists with advising jurors about the use of the Internet and social media throughout the trial.


Start your trial strategy

For every case, begin your research by reviewing both the substantive instructions to confirm the elements you must prove and the Subcommittee Notes to benefit from reliable expert analysis of the law.


2019 Revisions include: 

  • a completely revised Chapter 20, Warranty—UCC Article 2
  • revisions to the following substantive instructions: 

Lawyer Malpractice—Duty/Employment
General Rule of Strict Liability
Interpretation of Terms in Contract (Equal Bargaining Power/Non-consumer/Non-insurance Contracts)
Breach of Implied Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing

  • and revisions to the following subcommittee notes: 

Spoliation of Evidence
Option Contract 
Implied-in-Fact Contract
Oral Contract
Third-Party Beneficiary
Breach of Contract
Material and Immaterial Breaches 
Anticipatory Breach/Repudiation of Contract


Added Value:

  • An updated electronic download of the text of the book in PDF format, along with the instructions in RTF word-processing format
  • Derivation Table (includes former and present instruction number and title) 

Here’s what the drafters are saying about this unmatched reference:

  • Assures the law is correct, the language is clear, and there is substantial uniformity whether the case is tried in Franklin, Tioga, or Westmoreland County
  • Introduces updates to the instructions and notes reflecting changes or expansions of legal principles
  • Incorporates plain English to make the law more understandable to citizen jurors


Summary of Contents

Volume I

  • Preliminary Instructions
  • General Instructions During Trial
  • Evidence
  • Believability of Witnesses
  • Burden of Proof and Presumption
  • Agency—Tortious Conduct
  • Damages
  • Punitive Damages
  • Miscellaneous Instructions
  • Concluding Instructions

Volume II

  • Negligence Actions
  • Medical Professional Negligence
  • Non-medical Professional Negligence
  • Products Liability
  • Intentional Torts
  • Owner/Occupier of Land
  • Contracts
  • Warranty—UCC Article 2
  • Employment
  • Eminent Domain
  • Prescription Drugs and Medical Devices
  • Subject Index
  • Deleted Instructions Chart
  • Appellate Cases Citing SSCJI


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Published: 5/1/2019
Pages: 1194
Volumes: 2
Size: 8.5x11