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 As always, TexasBarBooks appreciates your assistance in crafting jury charges that are the most widely accepted in Texas.



Summary of the New Charges

  • PJC 100.10 Privilege—Generally No Adverse Inference [changed]
  • PJC 100.11 Fifth Amendment Privilege—Adverse Inference May Be Considered [new]
  • PJC 105.8 Instruction on Statutory Fraud—Factual Misrepresentation [changed]
  • PJC 111.1 Question and Instructions on Existence of Trade Secret [changed]
  • PJC 116.1 Preservation of Charge Error (Comment) [changed]
  • PJC 116.2 Broad-Form Issues and the Casteel Doctrine (Comment) [new]