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Art. 1793.  Instructions to jury; objections

A.  At the close of the evidence, or at such earlier time as the court reasonably directs, a party may file written requests that the court instruct the jury on the law as set forth in the requests.

B.  The court shall inform the parties of its proposed action on the written requests and shall also inform the parties of the instructions it intends to give to the jury at the close of the evidence within a reasonable time prior to their arguments to the jury.

C.  A party may not assign as error the giving or the failure to give an instruction unless he objects thereto either before the jury retires to consider its verdict or immediately after the jury retires, stating specifically the matter to which he objects and the grounds of his objection.  If he objects prior to the time the jury retires, he shall be given an opportunity to make the objection out of the hearing of the jury.

D.  The jury may take with it or have sent to it a written copy of all instructions and charges and any object or document received in evidence when a physical examination thereof is required to enable the jury to arrive at a verdict.

Acts 1983, No. 534, §7; Acts 1987, No. 699, §1; Acts 1997, No. 668, §1.



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