Legal Consumer Guide

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You’ve heard the old adage that nothing in life is free, and it especially applies when discussing the cost and consequences of lawsuit abuse.  After all, the fallout from questionable legal practices and lawsuits affects each and every one of us.  For example – take a look at health care.  For far too long, some […]

Louisiana: Don’t let a lawyer be your doctor

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The Texas Legislature recently passed Senate Bill 1187 by state Sen. Dawn Buckingham – a measure aimed at reining in deceptive legal advertising. Signed by Governor Greg Abbott, the legislation will take effect on Sept. 1, 2019, and will require legal advertisements to properly warn patients that it is dangerous to stop taking a prescribed […]

Oklahoma Lands Spot as Judicial Hellhole

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Today, the American Tort Reform Association made a midyear addition to its annual “Judicial Hellholes” report and announced that Oklahoma has been added to the “Judicial Hellholes” list. The announcement comes amid a year fraught with litigation from the state attorney general, liability-expanding decisions from the state’s highest court and failure on the legislature’s part […]

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 […]