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Calif.: don't think you can escape that easily

Contractual jury waivers, which provide ahead of time that litigation over a future dispute will be heard by a judge, are legal in most states, but the California Supreme Court has just ruled them unenforceable. To be sure, the state legislature could still pass legislation giving force to them, but given trial lawyer domination in Sacramento that prospect must be accounted dim. (ruling (PDF) via Bashman)(Bob Egelko, "Jury waivers in contracts ruled not binding", San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 5).



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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