This article discusses two recent statutes and the efforts of the Oklahoma Committee on Uniform Jury Instructions (Civil OUJI Committee) to recommend uniform jury instructions based on these statutes to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. The first statute is Okla. Stat. Title 12, §577.4, which deals with an instruction to juries that awards for damages for personal injuries and wrongful death that are nontaxable. The second statute is Okla. Stat. Title 23, §61.2, which imposes a $350,000 cap on noneconomic losses for personal injuries.
86 Okla. B.J. 821 (2015).