Either party has a right to select jury trial. Why the other attorney selected jury trial I do not know except to preserve the right and they can always change their mind later. The only difference in a jury trial is that the jury and not the judge looks at the facts and evidence and makes the determination of who is right and who is wrong.
You do have to make your initial disclosures to the title company attorney and you can send it certified mail just like they sent you the certified mail. You need to check with your local court clerk about filing discovery since each county court has their own rules about filing discovery responses with the court, most do not want it filed and very few do.
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