PROPOSED CHANGES: Texas Pattern Jury Charges—General Negligence, Intentional Personal Torts & Workers’ Compensation

Drafts of changed and new language for the 2018 edition of Texas Pattern Jury Charges—General Negligence, Intentional Personal Torts & Workers’ Compensation are now available as proposed changes. Load the PDF in your browser by clicking the download button below. The committee that works on this edition strives for objective, well-drafted charges and commentary that accurately reflect Texas law. Your feedback will help the committee achieve that goal. Take the time to review the new material and send comments to books@texasbar.com. As always, TexasBarBooks appreciates your assistance in crafting jury charges that are the most widely accepted in Texas.

 

Summary of the New Charges

    • PJC 1.10 Privilege—Generally No Adverse Inference [changed]
    • PJC 1.11 Fifth Amendment Privilege—Adverse Inference May Be Considered [new]
    • PJC 5.4 Negligence Per Se—Complex Standard [deleted and reserved for expansion]
    • PJC 32.1 Preservation of Charge Error (Comment) [changed]
    • PJC 32.2 Broad-Form Issues and the Casteel Doctrine (Comment) [new]