Judicial Hellholes 2018-2019 Report

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The annual Judicial Hellholes report has been released. The report examines civil justice trends over the previous year and identifies “Judicial Hellholes” — examples of jurisdictions where the civil justice system systematically applies laws and court procedures in an unfair and unbalanced manner. In the recent past, the Judicial Hellholes report has listed Texas as […]

Economic Impact Report Analyzes Excessive Litigation Costs on State Economies

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Check out these economic impact studies analyzing excessive litigation costs in California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri and West Virginia. The study estimates nearly a half-million permanent jobs were lost due to excessive litigation costs. California: Loss of 197,776 jobs and $11.8 billion in personal income. Florida: Loss of 126,139 jobs and $7.5 billion in personal […]

Buquet, Contreras: Medical Liability Reform Delivering Results for Texas Patients

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Fifteen years ago this fall, Texas voters did something truly dramatic. They approved a constitutional amendment that limits non-economic damage awards in lawsuits against doctors and hospitals. The reason for doing so was painfully obvious: Jury awards for subjective harm, like emotional distress, were soaring. At the time, questionable lawsuits and abusive legal practices were […]