PROPOSED CHANGES: Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Business, Consumer, Insurance & Employment

Drafts of new language for the 2018 edition of Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Business, Consumer, Insurance & Employment are now available as proposed changes. Load the PDF to 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 101.29 Defenses—Instruction on Mutual Mistake—Scrivener’s Error [changed]
  • PJC 101.37 Question and Instruction on Ambiguous Provisions [new]
  • PJC 101.38 Question and Instruction on Reformation as an Affirmative Cause of Action [new]
  • PJC 101.43 Money Had and Received (Comment) [new]
  • PJC 101.44 Unjust Enrichment (Comment) [new]
  • PJC 107.4 Question and Instruction on Retaliation under Texas Whistleblower Act [changed]
  • PJC 107.6 Question and Instruction on Unlawful Employment Practices [changed]
  • PJC 107.9 Question and Instruction on Retaliation [changed]
  • PJC 107.11 Instruction on Disability [changed]
  • PJC 107.25 Question Limiting Relief for Retaliation under Texas Whistleblower Act [new]
  • PJC 115.31 Predicate Question and Instruction on Exemplary Damages for Unlawful Employment Practices [changed]
  • PJC 115.40 Question and Instructions—Securing Execution of Document by Deception as a Ground for Removing Limitation on Exemplary Damages  (Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 41.008(c)(11)) [changed]
  • PJC 115.43 Question and Instructions—Theft as a Ground for Removing Limitation on Exemplary Damages (Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 41.008(c)(13)) [changed]
  • PJC 115.45 Question and Instructions—Misapplication of Fiduciary Property as a Ground for Removing Limitation on Exemplary Damages (Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 41.008(c)(10)) [changed]