Texas Supreme Court Holds Jury Waiver Enforceable

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On March 9, 2012, the Texas Supreme Court issued its decision in In Re Frank Motor Company, which held that a long time employee who signed a jury waiver agreement was not entitled to have it set aside because he was coerced into signing it by his employer. In this case, a long-time employee (“Employee”) signed a Jury Trial Waiver …

Using Google to Research Potential Jurors During Jury Selection

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Have you ever thought about using Google during jury selection to research potential jurors? Although there are no Texas appellate cases addressing this issue (yet), there is a recent case out of New Jersey that may be a sign of things to come. During jury selection in a medical malpractice case, plaintiff’s counsel began using his laptop to Google potential jurors and learn additional information about …