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An important thing to consider when in product liability litigation is how to approach jury instructions. This is a very primary law heavy area, so unfortunately there are not many free options. Below are good resources to figure out how to approach jury instructions.
Missouri Practice Series
The Missouri Practice Series, under the Methods of Practice: Litigation Series, has a chapter on Jury Instructions (chapter 15). In it, it describes how to approach jury instructions, when you can deviate from the MAI, etc. It is a great resource to access primary law. While this source is not free, it provides a great compilation of primary law that cannot likely be found in many other sources and is updated often, so it has timely information and is worth the investment.
Revisions to MAI Instructions
The Missouri state website has links to the changes to the MAI instructions; this is a good place to understand what instructions are going to be effective in the future for a potential client's case. Updated often so has timely information, but cannot see the actual MAI civil instructions because the Court does not prepare or publish a compilation of its Missouri Approved Instructions for civil cases. Nevertheless, such compilations are available from various commercial and other entities.