The Court's Charge
Scope of Article
The purpose of this paper is to examine the evolution of the law on the court’s charge. Because our objective is to report noteworthy and significant submissions in civil cases, this is not a comprehensive study and analysis and should not be construed as an endorsement of the particular jury submissions. Rather, this paper reviews the basic principles and guidelines used on a day to day basis when trying civil cases to a jury. We hope that this paper will complement the Texas Pattern Jury Charges and serve as a handy reference in drafting your jury charge and objecting to your opponent’s proposed charge.
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