The Virtues of Arbitration

Via the New York Times To the Editor: Your three-part series on arbitration, beginning with “Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice” (front page, Nov. 1), is a one-sided view of arbitration and class-action lawsuits that parrots the plaintiffs’ lawyers’ talking points. Does anyone in the year 2015 still honestly think that class-action lawsuits do […]

Texas Congressman says asbestos reform needed to protect veterans, first responders

Via SE Texas Record A U.S. Congressman from Texas says reform is needed to stop trial lawyers from draining billions of dollars from asbestos trust funds – money set aside for veterans, firefighters, industrial workers and other Americans suffering from an asbestos-related illness. In effort to combat asbestos double dipping, Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, introduced […]

Just Like Texas Weather, Our Legal Climate Can Change Fast

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Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week Shines Light on Need to Defend Reforms By DeWitt Gayle Texas’ legal climate can be a lot like Texas weather. The calendar may say autumn, but summer heat persists. Hot, fall days often give way to bursts of cooler temperatures or afternoon storms within the same week. Just as Texas weather […]