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Chief Judge Philip P. Simon - Jury Instructions: Civil
Chief Judge Philip P. Simon
5400 Federal Plaza
Suite 4400
Hammond, IN 46320
(219) 852-6740

Jury Instructions - Civil

Proposed jury instructions should be filed of record in the docket of the case.

In addition to being filed, proposed jury instructions should also be submitted to the chambers mailbox in Word Perfect or Microsoft Word format, by e-mail to Judge Simon's chambers mailbox.

Parties should only submit jury instructions for issues not covered by this set of boilerplate instructions dealing with standard trial matters:

General Civil Jury Instructions

Where an applicable Seventh Circuit Pattern Instruction exists, Judge Simon is inclined to use it unless a party makes a strong showing of its inappropriateness.


Samples of jury instructions used by Judge Simon in previous civil trials:

  • Swan Lake Holdings v. Yamaha Jury Instructions
  • Biomet v. TACT Jury Instructions

  • Dowling v. Amtrak Jury Instructions
  • Fain v. Norfolk Southern Jury Instructions

  • Bartlett v. NIBCO Jury Instructions
  • Buggs v. Buffington Harbor Jury Instructions

    Sex Discrimination:
  • Travis v. Vulcan Jury Instructions

  • Mercer v. Snowmobiler's Club Jury Instructions

    Civil Rights/1983:
  • Thompson v. Finnegan Jury Instructions
  • Stanley v. Irsa Jury Instructions

  • Williams v. State Farm Jury Instructions

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