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 patients that it is dangerous to stop taking a prescribed medication before consulting with a physician.

Transparency in Local Government Contracting: Sent to the Governor

House Bill 2826 will require greater transparency when local governmental entities, like Texas counties, hire personal injury lawyers on a contingency fee basis. 

Thank you to the Texas Legislature for supporting and passing these critical pieces of reform. We respectfully urge Governor Abbott to sign them into law.