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.