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2.7-3 Suggested Amount of Damages

Revised to January 1, 2008

In closing argument, counsel mentioned some formulas or amounts that might figure in your verdict.  I caution you that figures suggested by counsel do not constitute evidence.  It is up to you to decide what fair, just and reasonable compensation is, whatever you find that figure might be, without regard to amounts that may have been suggested by counsel in argument.

Authority

General Statutes § 52-216b.

Notes

This charge is required when counsel have advocated a particular dollar amount or a formula.  It is probably not required when counsel have argued the total of economic damages but not a dollar amount as to other types of damages nor as to the whole verdict.
 


 

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