Louisiana: Don’t let a lawyer be your doctor

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The Texas Legislature recently passed Senate Bill 1187 by state Sen. Dawn Buckingham – a measure aimed at reining in deceptive legal advertising. Signed by Governor Greg Abbott, the legislation will take effect on Sept. 1, 2019, and will require legal advertisements to properly warn patients that it is dangerous to stop taking a prescribed […]

Oklahoma Lands Spot as Judicial Hellhole

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Today, the American Tort Reform Association made a midyear addition to its annual “Judicial Hellholes” report and announced that Oklahoma has been added to the “Judicial Hellholes” list. The announcement comes amid a year fraught with litigation from the state attorney general, liability-expanding decisions from the state’s highest court and failure on the legislature’s part […]

86th Session Recap

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The 86th session of the Legislature ended on May 31, but not before lawmakers took important steps to strengthen Texas’ standing as a model for lawsuit reform.  Here’s a look at what passed this legislative session: Deceptive Lawyer Advertising: Sent to the Governor Senate Bill 1189 will require ads for legal services to properly warn […]