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 […]

Legal watchdogs kick off awareness week by reminding Texans that protecting the courts ‘starts with you’

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AUSTIN — When it comes to protecting Texas’ courts from frivolous lawsuits, “It Starts With You.”  That’s the message that Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse groups are delivering as they kick off Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week, which runs Oct. 1-5. “Our ‘It Starts With You’ message is aimed at reminding Texans that we all play a […]