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