Like most rights, the right to a jury trial can be waived.
In general, commercial landlords disfavor jury trials, especially when the opposing party is an individual, finding the outcomes of such trials are either too uncertain or, if consistent, consistently against the landlord’s interest. The general perception is that juries tend to favor individuals in disputes against institutional parties as a way to rectify a perceived injustice that corporations and other institutions allegedly inflict on the public.
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