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IN RE THE PRUDENTIAL INS. CO., 02-0690

Denial of defendant's motion to quash plaintiff's demand of a jury trial, supposedly waived in a prior written agreement, is reversed where there is a compelling public policy reason to enforce legal agreements freely made.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 04/02/2003
  • Decided 09/03/2004
  • Published 09/03/2004

Judges

  • Justice HECHT delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Justice OWEN, Justice SMITH, Justice WAINWRIGHT, and Justice BRISTER joined.

Court

  • Supreme Court of Texas

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Gino John Rossini, John A. Mackintosh Jr., G. Luke Ashley and Camille Knight, Thompson & Knight, L.L.P., Dallas, for Relators.

  • For Appellees:
  • Luke Madole, Russell F. Nelms, Dena Jean Denooyer, Carrington Coleman Sloman & Blumenthal, Dallas, for Respondents.
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