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 […]

What’s a felony that largely gets overlooked or ignored? Barratry

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What’s a felony that largely gets overlooked or ignored? It’s barratry – otherwise known as ambulance chasing – and the practice is clearly alive and well in Texas. Recently a personal injury lawyer was indicted for barratry, insurance fraud and money laundering. We must all stand up when our justice system is abused, and barratry […]

Ho, Ho, Ho! Stop frivolous lawsuits

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It’s the season to give, not receive. But many Texans may find themselves receiving the legal equivalent of a lump of coal in their stockings if they’re served a lawsuit instead of eggnog at their holiday party. Social host liability should be at the top of a host’s planning list for the holiday season. After […]