Legislation Reintroduced for Disclosure of Third-Party Funding in Lawsuits

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Legislation has been introduced by a group of U.S. Senators, including Texas Senator John Cornyn, to require transparency in third-party funding of lawsuits. “I am pleased to see Congress take note of these backroom funding deals and work to bring transparency to third-party litigation funding,” said Tiger Joyce, president of the American Tort Reform Association.  “The […]

Remember: Don’t Let a Lawyer Be Your Doctor!

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Two pieces of legislation have been introduced to safeguard Texans from deceptive “bad drug” advertisements. SB 1189 and HB 2251, would protect patients by requiring advertisements to properly warn patients that it is dangerous to stop taking a prescribed medication before consulting with a physician. The legislation would not limit or ban drug-injury advertisements. It […]

New Report Sheds Light on Lawsuit Trends

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A new report released by the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) reveals the rapid growth of large firms representing state and municipal governments in cases involving opioids and climate change in recent years. It raises important issues regarding the hiring of outside counsel and the deep pockets of private attorneys. The report points to several […]