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1.2 Claims and Defenses

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1.2 CLAIMS AND DEFENSES

To help you follow the evidence, I will give you a brief summary of the positions of the parties:

The plaintiff claims that [plaintiff’s claims]. The plaintiff has the burden of proving these claims.

The defendant denies those claims [and also contends that [defendant’s counterclaims and/or affirmative defenses]]. [The defendant has the burden of proof on these [counterclaims and/or affirmative defenses.]]

[The plaintiff denies [defendant’s counterclaims and/or affirmative defenses].]