Proposed Changes: Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Malpractice, Premises & Products, 2020 Edition

Proposed Changes: Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Business, Consumer, Insurance & Employment, 2020 Edition

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Drafts with proposed changes for the upcoming Texas Pattern Jury Charges—Malpractice, Premises & Products, 2020 Edition are now available. Access them 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. Comments on the drafts can be sent to books@texasbar.com.

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Summary of Changes

PJC 51.18                                      Questions, Instructions, and Comments on Emergency Medical Care Situations [replaced]

PJC 51.20                                      Questions, Instructions, and Comments on EMTALA [updated]

PJC 61.4                                        Comments on Negligent Misrepresentation [expanded to explain actions as applied to attorneys]

PJC 72.3                                        Instruction and Comments on Capital Murder as Ground for Joint and Several Liability [updated]

PJC 80.7                                        Instructions and Comments on Personal Injury Damages for Preexisting Conditions and Aggravations of                                                              Preexisting Conditions [updated, subsuming old PJC 80.8] and for Eggshell Plaintiffs [new]

PJC 80.8                                        [subsumed into PJC 80.7]

PJCs 80.9–80.12                          [renumbered to PJCs 80.8–80.11]

PJCs 85.5–85.8 and 85.11          Questions, Instructions, and Comments on Statutory Ground for Removing Limitation on Exemplary                                                                    Damages [updated regarding culpable mental state]

PJC 85.8                                        Instructions and Comments on Aggravated Assault as Statutory Ground for Removing Limitation on                                                                      Exemplary Damages [updated for legislative amendment to code on intent]


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