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A14-2100 Malisheske v. Kortan (Wright County)

Negligence – Jury Instructions


Appellants challenged the judgment entered in favor of respondents following a jury trial of appellants’ personal-injury claims. Appellants asserted that the District Court erred by giving only the general negligence instruction and denying their request for additional instructions identifying specific traffic laws that they assert were implicated by respondent’s conduct. Specifically, appellants requested that the court instruct the jury on careless driving, reduced speed required, and pedestrians. The Court of Appeals concluded that any error in the failure to give a careless-driving instruction was harmless and that appellants were not entitled to an instruction under either of the other two statutes. Affirmed.

A14-2100 Malisheske v. Kortan (Wright County)

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