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 […]

A few examples of summertime lawsuits

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You can find plenty of examples for “summertime lawsuits” with a quick online search. You’ll also find advertisements from personal injury lawyers ready to file a wide range of lawsuits. This summer use common sense to avoid being on the receiving end of lawsuit and to think twice before filing a suit. Here are just […]

Stand Up for Summer

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Simple summertime pleasures can be taken away, because of frivolous lawsuits targeting some of our favorite activities. The most common target is a diving board. Many private and public forgo this exhilarating pool accessory due to fear of a lawsuit. Let’s not cancel summer. Frivolous lawsuits cost time and money – even if cases are […]

Jury Service Appreciation Week

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared May 6th – 10th, “Jury Service Appreciation Week.” “The right to trial by jury of our peers is a critical part of our justice system. The obligation and privilege to serve as a juror are as fundamental to our democracy as the right to vote,” proclaimed Governor Abbott. Texans know […]

Update: Senate Bill 1189

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Senate Bill 1189 by Senator Dawn Buckingham continues to move through the legislative process. SB 1189 would require advertisements to properly warn patients that it is dangerous to stop taking a prescribed medication before consulting with a physician.  Many proponents of the bill argue some lawyer ads can “unnecessarily” scare people to the point that […]

Don’t Let a Lawyer Be Your Doctor

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If patients have questions about a medication or treatment, it’s important to consult a doctor or another trusted medical professional first. Don’t fall victim to personal injury lawyer tactics. Don’t let a lawyer be your doctor. Watch Partnership to Protect Patient Health’s video on some personal injury lawyer advertisements are bad for patients. Support HB […]

Dallas Morning News: Why did Apple abandon Frisco? We can tell you in two words

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March 6, 2019 Why did Apple abandon Frisco? We can tell you in two words Dallas Morning News Editorial American entrepreneurism thrives on innovation and legal safeguards to protect the sweat, toil and interests of inventors. Their efforts turn our economy by providing consumers with new products and services. So we find it maddening when […]

Legislation Reintroduced for Disclosure of Third-Party Funding in Lawsuits

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Legislation has been introduced by a group of U.S. Senators, including Texas Senator John Cornyn, to require transparency in third-party funding of lawsuits. “I am pleased to see Congress take note of these backroom funding deals and work to bring transparency to third-party litigation funding,” said Tiger Joyce, president of the American Tort Reform Association.  “The […]